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Jason Collins (born December 2, 1978) is a professional basketball player for the NBA. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and later attended Stanford University. Currently, Jason Collins plays for the New Jersey Nets. He and the Nets recently exited the playoffs in the second round against the Miami Heat.

NBA career[]

As a rookie along with Richard Jefferson, Collins played a significant role in the franchise's first ever NBA Finals berth in 2002 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the 2002-03 NBA season Collins took over the starting center role for the Nets and helped the franchise back to the NBA Finals. Around the league Collins is considered an underrated post defender and is praised for his defense and his contributions to the team.

Prior to the 2004-05 season Jason Collins signed a $25 million contract extension with New Jersey for five more years.


Trivia[]

  • His twin brother Jarron plays for the Utah Jazz
  • His nickname is "Twin", in reference to his twin, and "set-shot willy," given to him by Nets announcer Mark Jackson for his lack of jump in his jump shot, Twinkie by NJ Net fans for his sweet defense on Shaquille O'Neal.

External links[]

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