Gay in the NBA: Jason Collins Comes Out

The 34-year-old basketball center declares publicly that he's gay.
0:37 | 04/29/13

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A groundbreaking story sending shockwaves through the sports world 34 year old -- BA player Jason Collins. Has become the first male professional athlete. In the four major sports to come out as day the center is making the announcement in the new issue -- Sports Illustrated that hits newsstands this week. Collins -- this past season with the Washington Wizards after spending time with the net NBA commissioner David Stern released a statement that said -- quote. Jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout his career and we are proud -- assume the leadership -- tell on this very important issue.

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