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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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46.

Mon    

Put a bullet in your head Jason! You are Fu(ng disgusting!!!!

450 days ago
47.

NOT ELMO    

He Is a Happy Bottom and There Is Nothing Wrong With That, Says Seinfeld....

450 days ago
48.

GODisJUDGE    

YOU SHALL NOT SLEEP WITH SAME SEX! ! LEVITICUS 18:22... Despite what is Becoming Popular in The World IM STANDING WITH GOD!! The President may put his stamp of approval on. What GOD CLEARLY SAYS IS ABOMINATION BUT THAT DOESNT CHANGE GODS WORD!! GOD IS KING OF ALL KINGS, HE IS KING OVER OBAMA AND EVERY PERSON IN AUTHORITY! ! NOW

450 days ago
49.

Mee    

Rest assure THERE ARE PLENTY OF GAYS IN THE NBA but not STUPID ENOUGH TO COME OUT
HAVE YOU SEEN A WOMAN PRESIDENT YET ?

450 days ago
50.

Lily    

I wonder if hes a BOTTOM OR A TOP OR VERSITLE?

450 days ago
51.

Nik    

What about Rudy Gay?

450 days ago
52.

HillbillyHell    

Suuure You Don't. I'm Calling Gaydar.

450 days ago
53.

sandy    

Am black and not everyone likes it, do u see me on CNN or TMZ?, WHO CARE'S lol! Hehehehehehehe!!!!

450 days ago
54.

Promisedland007    

Why is this such a big deal when WNBA are openly lesbians?

449 days ago
55.

Toosoon    

This would give comedians so much more material to work with. "Nothing but Net", "Off the Backboard", "Dribbling

449 days ago
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