I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay
NBA Veteran Jason Collins shocked the world today by coming out as the first openly gay active NBA player. He told his story in Sports Illustrated.
This is big news and Jason Collins is the ideal role model. His game was always a hardworking, no nonsense sort of gritty basketball. He was known as a Shaq and Dwight Howard stopper. He played on teams for years just so he could defend against bigger, more offensively gifted players and he gave them fits.
I have cheered for him on my basketball team and now I cheer for him for a different reason.