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Offline JFC

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NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:51:43 AM »
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Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now



By Jason Collins with Franz Lidz
Posted: Mon April 29, 2013 11:01AM; Updated: Mon April 29, 2013 7:26PM


This story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated.

I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.

I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.

My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.

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FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/#ixzz2Rrh8O559



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All I can say is...MASSIVE respect for this guy. :yep:

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Re: NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 07:39:12 AM »
^ I look forward to the day when this type of thing isn't newsworthy

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Re: NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 02:48:17 AM »
Too bad he is still a free agent.  The Knicks just lost Chandler for a few weeks due to injury.  Without him, they might not even be above .500.  They should look to signing Jason Collins to be their starting center.

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