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NBA's Jason Collins the first active pro athlete to come out




Jason Collins #98 of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
Jason Collins #98 of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
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NBA center Jason Collins is the first active professional athlete in one of the four major North American sports leagues to come out as gay

Collins split time this past season with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. He went to high school at Harvard-Westlake in North Hollywood and then Stanford before turning pro in 2002. He is a free agent, which means he's technically unemployed but can sign with any team that'll have him.

The question is, with his historic announcement, what will it mean for his chances to find a job next season?

Here to discuss Collins and what it could mean for the sports world is Franz Lidz, contributing writer with Sports Illustrated.