According to his piece in Sports Illustrated, NBA free agent Jason Collins is gay.
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.
Like I give a shit. Kerry Rhodes’s boyfriend was telling gossip sites 10 days ago that Kerry was a “top.” Is this the year of the gay goldrush? Possibly. One usually leads to another and another. Unless you’re a crazy Bible thumping moron, who cares what this guy does in the sack?
My only issue is that people are calling Collins an active NBA player. The dude only played in six games this season for the Wizards and 32 for the Celtics.
Come on gay guys, we want a really active gay player. Give us a double-digits points per game gay.