Feb 28, 2014 8:56 AM by Chelsea DeCesare
DENVER (AP) - Brooklyn Nets 7-footer Jason Collins acknowledged that last night's game in Denver
wasn't just about basketball. The first openly gay athlete in America's four major sports met with
the family of slain Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard following the Nets' game against
the Nuggets. Shepard was tortured and murdered in 1998 because he was gay. Collins wears his
No. 98 jersey in Shepard's honor.