NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay
First male professional athlete to come out
Last Updated: 225 days ago
NEW YORK - NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website.
The 34-year-old Collins has played for six NBA teams in 12 seasons.
He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. He says he wants to continue playing.
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