NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay – SI.com

My thoughts on the still-shocking news. A true game changer.

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Jason Collins says he is gay 

The first active male athlete in the major American team sports has come out and made it known that he is gay, that athlete is 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins.

In an extensive account on Sports Illustrated’s web site, Collins and co-author Franz Lidz told the story of Collins’ personal evolution regarding his sexuality and how he slowly revealed himself to his loved ones, including his twin brother Jarron who like Jason played basketball at Stanford and in the NBA. Jason said Jarron was shocked by the news — “so much for twin telepathy” — it remains to be seen what other levels of shock, and unfortunately other emotions (the SI.com comments section is already poppin in a sadly expected way), will be brought forth by this historic revelation.

On Facebook, noted ESPN, CNN commentator and openly gay man LZ Granderson posted, “Now can we…

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