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  • Kings Celtics Basketball
    Boston Celtics center Jason Collins, right, struggles for control of the ball with Sacramento Kings forward Chuck Hayes (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. 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.
    Elise Amendola | AP
  • Jason Collins Comes Out
    In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins, right, battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago.
    Nam Y. Huh | AP
  • Jason Collins Comes Out
    Boston Celtics center Jason Collins battles Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) for a rebound during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. NBA veteran center 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, April 29, 2013 on Sports Illustrated's website.
    Mark J. Terrill | AP
  • Jason Collins Comes Out
    In a Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 file photo, Boston Celtics' Jason Collins poses during Celtics NBA basketball media day at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass. NBA veteran center Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
    Michael Dwyer | AP
  • Jason Collins Comes Out
    In this Jan. 20, 2013 file photo, then-Boston Celtics center Jason Collins (98) guards Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
    Duane Burleson | AP
  • ARIZONA ST STANFORD
    Stanford center Jason Collins cuts down the net after beating Arizona State 99-75 to win the Pac-10 championship, Saturday, March 10, 2001 in Stanford, Calif.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.
    PAUL SAKUMA | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • NETS DRAFT
    New draft picks for the New Jersey Nets pose with Nets head coach Byron Scott, third from left, during a news conference at the Nets training center in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, July 2, 2001. From left are, Southern California forward Brian Scalabrine; Arizona forward Richard Jefferson; Scott; Pepperdine guard Brandon Armstrong and Stanford center Jason Collins. The draft rights to Jefferson (13th pick), Collins (18th pick) and Armstrong (23rd pick) were acquired in a trade with the Houston Rockets and Scalabrine (35th pick) was a second round pick by the Nets.
    MIKE DERER | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • WASHINGTON ST STANFORD
    Washington State forward Milton Riley, center, is closely covered by Stanford center Jason Collins, above, and guard Tony Giovacchini in the first half, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 in Stanford, Calif.
    PAUL SAKUMA | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • NCAA WEST CINCINNATI STANFORD
    Stanford's Jason Collins drives past Cincinnati's B.J. Grove during the second half of their NCAA West Regional semifinal game at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 22, 2001.
    PAUL SAKUMA | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • WASHINGTON STATE STANFORD
    Stanford center Jason Collins, right, and his twin brother forward Jarron Collins, left, smile in the last minutes of Stanford's 63-38 win over Washington State, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2000, at Maples Pavilion on the Stanford, Calif., campus. Jason Collins was Stanford's top scorer with 14 points, while Jarron Collins scored 10.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.
    PAUL SAKUMA | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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