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

NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay

NEW YORK (AP) NBA veteran center 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.

Source: Associated Press


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