After last night's 112-89 victory over the Nuggets in Denver, Jason Collins met briefly with the family of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old from Casper, Wyo., who was tortured and murdered for being gay in 1998. Collins presented his signed N0. 98 jersey, which he wears as a tribute to Shepard, to Shepard's parents.
Sam Gardner of Fox Sports caught up with Matthew Shepard's parents to get their reaction to word that Jason Collins had worn No. 98 with the Celtics and Wizards last season as a quiet tribute to their son. As you might expect, they were quite touched by the gesture.