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Jason Collins

'I Don't Know Any Other Gay Players'

4/30/2013 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA star Jason Collins -- who instantly became a national symbol as the first openly gay professional athlete currently playing -- says he doesn't know any other gay players in the NBA.

Collins appeared on GMA this morning ... saying he always knew he was gay but fought it hard. 

Collins says he was engaged at one point but called it off, because he felt he would be getting married for the wrong reasons -- he felt he was doing it to convince himself that was the life he should lead.

Collins praised the Prez for calling him and voicing support, and also said one of his true heroes is tennis legend Martina Navratilova ... who has been openly gay for years.

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Jeff Portlance    

To bad he is not a "Active" player. He is under no contract and has no team.

359 days ago
17.

Jeff Portlance    

To bad he is not a "Active" player. He is under no contract and has no team.

359 days ago
18.

static    

Lets see we're in 2 wars getting ready to possibly go into Syria North Korea has the bomb and is threatening to use it Iran is close to having nuclear capability if they don't already our economy sucks and B.O. is busy calling this goofy bastard.
We're all screwed.

359 days ago
19.

haskel420    

why are they saying this guy is the FIRST..!! wrong wrong wrong.. PLUS hes on the backend of his career

359 days ago
20.

JrzGrl    

Enough already. So you're gay. Fine. Now go play basketball. Can we all just get over this story already?

359 days ago
21.

Tjohnson    

President Obama you have ninety-nine problems.......someone being gay shouldn't be one of them. Call someone that's about to lose a house, job, health insurance. Leave the bedroom madness to the gays.

359 days ago
22.

B Real    

We can NEVER make right what GOD said is WRONG! #But@LeastHe'sHonest!

359 days ago
23.

Elizabeth Alan    

Bet coming out on TMZ is way better than finding a date on MATCH.com (haha) :)

359 days ago
24.

Thomas Jefferson    

Enough with the talk just play ball!

359 days ago
25.

TheTruthIs    

He came out. Now, he can go back in!

359 days ago
26.

anony    

This all means nothing until another team picks him up.

359 days ago
27.

PK    

When did announcing to the whole world how you like it in bed become an accomplishment to be celebrated? You like ass-play, got it. Now go play basketball and shut up about it.

359 days ago
28.

thugzilla    

I wonder why its a surprise to so many in the NBA. Especially his team mates. He obviously walked around in the locker room with a hard dick because he was turned on ball the other neked dudes in there. Why be so surprised.

359 days ago
29.

Taleitlikeitis    

Harvey levin likes to play with men's *****

359 days ago
30.

eaglestudinoc    

your gay ? and then ? want a ****ie ?

359 days ago
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