Skip to comments.Jason Collins to wear No. 98 with Nets as tribute to slain gay college student Matthew Shepard
Posted on 02/25/2014 12:41:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa
LOS ANGELES Judy Shepard will be in Denver on Thursday night, about a two-hour drive from where her son, Matt, was brutally murdered in a gay hate crime 16 years ago.
The Nets also will be in Denver on Thursday for their game against the Nuggets, and Judy says she has a warm welcome for Jason Collins if they cross paths.
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Im just happy for him. Its wonderful that hes playing again. Id tell him thank you and give him a big hug. I have not met him but everyone I know that has has said hes a gentleman, kind and generous. Id like very much to thank him and congratulate him.
Collins plans to wear No. 98 starting Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, a tribute to Matthew Shepard, who was killed in 1998 because he was gay. The brutal nature of Matts murder he was beaten, tortured and left to die hanging on a fence and the conviction of two men developed into a watershed moment for the gay community, as Judy explained, and a wakeup call to the rest of America that led to changes in hate crime legislation.
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Shouldn’t he be wearing the number 69?
Wasn’t this guy killed by his jilted boyfriend?
And Harvey Milk wasn’t killed because he was Gay. he was killed by agents of Jim Jones tying up the loose ends.
What number will be worn in honor of Traydmark? Nine for 9mm? 6 for 6 feet under? 17 for his age?
This is a joke - right?
Second rate player honors a kid killed by drug dealers......weird
“What number will be worn in honor of Traydmark?”
1, for 1 and done.
OK. Knew it wasn’t the “hate crime” lie.
So I guess he passed up on wearing something in support of all of the little boys sodomized by that homo Sandusky?
I don’t think Dan White was working as a Jim Jones assassin. He was however a twinkie addict. Ironic in San Francisco.
Funny how being shot changes your image, HM was a jack a$$ and disliked by hundreds.
To bad Dan White ate those twinkies that day, oh and then we would have Feinstein in the senate either.
Hard to keep reading when the first sentence is a flat out, verifiable lie.
Who, in the NBA, will have the chestnuts to wear a jersey that memorializes Jessy Dirkhising?
The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard Hardcover
by Stephen Jimenez (Author)
The author is gay. He tells the truth about the meth deal gone wrong.
The left can never ever give up on any of their lies, even when the truth is finally “out of the closet,” so to speak.
they have to launch with the fraudulent tooti frooti propaganda to get readers looking for cheap thrills
The media beat the drum for Matthew Shepard for weeks but ran from this story and worked to bury it just as they did the murders of Channon Christian, and Christopher Newsom who were murdered after being horribly tortured by five black men and women. A great example of twisting facts is the Wiki page that has deleted the pictures of the murderers.
And wasn’t the jilted boy toy involved in drug dealing with Mr. Shepard?
He should contact NY Daily News and have them correct the story.
yes and someone with an account should set the stupid comments section straight....I mean...ummm...
Dan White had a legitimate beef with Moscone and Milk for the way they had treated him and maneuvered him into resigning from office. Too bad he just didn't walk away, rather than sulk about it and seek revenge. And yup, out of his hot-headed actions we got stuck with Feinstein as Senator for too many years, and the deification of the sodomite Harvey Milk.
11 minutes of play, 5 personal fouls.
“Can I get a day off from ‘gay’, already?” — Dennis Miller
The fake Matthew Sheppard “hate” crime lie again?!
It’s obvious this dude is purely motivated by creating a new second career as ‘professional advocate’. He’s a 3rd rate, no name NBA journeyman, who would have faded away into obscurity after last season had he not come out.
This is a freaking joke.
The Noble Lie about the martyr Shepard served its purpose. Why let the truth get in the way. I read the article and the truth has zero bearing with what the MSM reported back in 1998.
This case, like so many the libs push, is based upon a lie.
Roe v Wade also comes to mind.
Yeap. Collins got invited to a White House State dinner. He will probably make as much being an “advocate” then what he earned as a journey NBAer.
That is sooooo gay!
What about wearing a jersey in memory of Jesse Dirkhising? Or is being kidnapped, repeatedly raped and murdered by two homosexual men not worthy of your notice?
The hate crime bs has pretty much been debunked as I recall.
yeah, because shoving up your nethers, sideways and howling at the moon make you a hero.
Why TF would I find pain pleasurable.
***” Hey Doc. It hurts when I do this...”
***” Stop doing that and get back to me with your conclusions...”
Maybe he could wear jersey #81 to celebrate the murder of Adam Walsh back in 1981 by a pedophile homosexual murderer.
After all, why shouldn’t a pedophile be free to engage in the sexual behavior of his choice? Isn’t private behavior protected? Shouldn’t we all be free to do whatever we want to that makes us sexually fulfilled?
And the fact that a little boy was beheaded by a homosexual adult is really unfortunate, but you know we have to be tolerant of the rainbow of preferences....
(I could include the slash S for sarcasm, but I don’t really see the need...)
Never let him be forgotten
I don’t understand why you want to bring up the truth. What are you, some kind of HATER???
If I didn’t already not follow NBA basketball this moronic dreck would make me stop following NBA basketball.
Or 60, for the average number of Skittles in a bag...
And don’t forget Jeffrey Curley,either:
*** her son, Matt, was brutally murdered in a gay hate crime 16 years ago.**
Bunkum. It was a drug deal gone wrong.
Dan White was also a member of a handgun control group that later became Handgun Control Inc and now THE BRADY CENTER.
Guns for me, but not for thee.
It happened not far from a friend of mine’s house. I found the original police report on line someone had posted and it was HORRIBLE! Jessie died, tied face down, his underwear stuffed in his mouth, with a cucumber pushed up his anus.
Numbers... just go with letters... I am thinking "QQ" or "M4M"...
Implied caption, here.
Perhaps that would also be “98.”
Matthew Shepard: another hollow leftist hero.
I did not know that.
He certainly needed 'Gun Control' since he obviously could not manage his temper or actions.