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jason collinsWith all the talk about NFL players coming out, it is an NBA player who is the first to come out of the closet.

In a personal essay set to publish in Sports Illustrated, Collins begins, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.

Sporting News says Collins is has become the first athlete in a major American team sport to come out as gay during his playing career.


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