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MOS2000040502 - 5 APRIL 2000 - MOSCOW, RUSSIA: U.S. Ambassador James Collins, left, listens to explanations of Zinovy Pak, the head of Russia's Munition Agency, at the opening of an American-funded laboratory in Moscow, Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Russian and U.S. officials on Wednesday opened an American-funded laboratory that would help Russia dismantle massive stockpiles of chemical weapons in line with a global ban. The laboratory, located at the State Scientific Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology which was the key facility in developing chemical weapons during the Soviet times, will serve to evaluate the technologies of destroying chemical wepaons and train personnel. cc/Maxim Marmur UPI

James Edgar Collins (born November 5, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American professional basketball player whose last team was Indesit Fabriano of the Italian second division (Serie A2) in 2006/07 season.

He attended Florida State University and was selected 36th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1997 NBA Draft. He played one season in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers in 1997-98, who had obtained him from the 76ers by trading the rights to a 1998 second round pick (used to select Jelani McCoy). He has also been briefly signed by the Phoenix Suns in 1999, Washington Wizards in 1999 and Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, but has not played any NBA games for those teams.

Before Fabriano, he has played in Spain for Pinturas Bruguer and Italy in Serie A for Air Avellino (2002-2003) and Vertical Vision Cantù (2006) and Serie A2 for Eurorida Scafati (2003-2004) and Cimberio Novara (2004-2006).

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