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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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16.

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.

520 days ago
17.

haskel420    

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

520 days ago
18.

JrzGrl    

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

520 days ago
19.

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.

520 days ago
20.

B Real    

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

520 days ago
21.

Elizabeth Alan    

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

520 days ago
22.

Thomas Jefferson    

Enough with the talk just play ball!

520 days ago
23.

TheTruthIs    

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

520 days ago
24.

anony    

This all means nothing until another team picks him up.

520 days ago
25.

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.

520 days ago
26.

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.

520 days ago
27.

Taleitlikeitis    

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

520 days ago
28.

eaglestudinoc    

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

520 days ago
29.

eaglestudinoc    

stop it already with ALL this gay news. if we dont like it, oh well ! do NOT try to shove it down our throats !!!

520 days ago
30.

TheTruth    

I couldn't care less if someone is gay. It's not my thing so I don't dwell on it. But the media will be playing this gay crap for the next 4 years to distract us on how horrible a job this President has done. It's nothing more than a distraction. I can understand two men or two women loving each other. But I can't understand the sexual attraction to the same sex. Sex between two men is not natural. It's perverted. On the other hand, I'm a hypocrite, because I'm good with two women going at it. Just sayin.

520 days ago
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