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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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31.

JFO    

The man is gay .. so what???? Does it really rise to the level of the president calling him to tell him he's "got his back.??" Really???? He's gay; he didn't cure cancer ... get over it and move on. Stop treating it like it's some kind of groundbreaking event. This is ridiculous the amount of coverage this is getting.

544 days ago
32.

tori    

They keep coming out with it so that they can shove it down your throat and accept it. Well god doesn't and nothing they say or do will make me either. Keep what you do in the bedroom in the bedroom with the door closed,many of us don't want to know!

544 days ago
33.

mark    

Did the NFL just announced this Rump Ranger is the Headline for the NFL.bring a young boy to the Club showers day to Honor G-A-Y pride week

544 days ago
34.

tt    

GAY MEN CAN JUMP!

544 days ago
35.

Mick    

Hmmmm.... I wonder. Maybe he's the only gay player besides Magic Johnson.

544 days ago
36.

zilla    

So ****in what he's gay. What are we suppose to do pat him on the back,congratulate him. Give him a high five. Throw a big gay party for him. Broadcast it on the workday news. Gtfooh with this bull**** this is not news. I'm pretty more than half of wnba players are gay,why isn't there news in them. And now they're gonna force this **** down our ****in throats until they get sick of the story. Every damn channel I turn to. Jason Collins is gay,Jason cane our the closet,Jason likes to chew on man meat. Jason farts every time he pulls meat out of his ass.

544 days ago
37.

Cj    

Why follow such a "startling revelation" with such a bold lie, Game recognizes Game, and for sure in this situation. Contrary to the generation now that this is so awesome,brave and historic,please believe it's none of the above. everyone doesn't and doesn't have to share the 'joy", when Bill Clinton and kobe Bryant become the vocal moral voice on sexual behavior in America, I would suggest the condoning White House keep a diligent eye on Nukes in N.Korea and Iran!!

544 days ago
38.

Diane     

It's so cool to be gay these days. (Gag)

544 days ago
39.

NYCBlackMan    

Ok Jason ...................IF YOU GET WITH A WHITEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WE GONNA HAVE TO FIGHT YOU BRO! TRUTH!

544 days ago
40.

tt    

GAY Men Cam Jump!!

544 days ago
41.

Enlightened    

Stop with the "he's so brave" nonsense. Coming out was a CAREER MOVE. He is a free agent and (an UNEMPLOYED pro athlete). But now, he will be catapulted into big money deals (book, movie, etc.) SOLELY because of his announcement. I remember that Ellen DeGeneris was a mediocre actress/comedian with some failed sitcoms before coming out. Then, suddenly, Hollywood made her their darling and she's made more money than she ever before. The gay mafia is picking (and rewarding) who will come out and in what time frames. Right now, the focus is on black males. Collins and Frank Ocean, both mediocre in their chosen professions, suddenly have far more acclaim (AND MONEY) SOLELY because they are gay. So save the "bravery" angle. We know better.

544 days ago
42.

DuckfaceJones    

Wow. That's a pretty ignorant statement coming from a gay "hero."

544 days ago
43.

joethaplumber    

Now he will het cut from the team.

544 days ago
44.

joethaplumber    

Now he will get cut from the team and that will be the end of this story.

544 days ago
45.

Matt    

Now you find out he has been having unprotected sex with women for years. Sure, praise him for coming out and possibly passing along all types of stds and what ever elese me could have. Give him his 15 minutes and go away

544 days ago
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