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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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tgrfan42069    

gays and their supporters " its no ones business what goes on in gay peoples bedrooms" meanwhile they feel the need to make a spectical about them being gay with all of the interviews and what not.typical hypocritical stance on their parts

478 days ago
2.

What You Really Want To See    

buyers remorse... so soon?

478 days ago
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Lenalena    

Idk why this is such a big deal. He's gay and so what. Will I receive the same exposure if I scream I'm hetrosexual? Have a seat

478 days ago
4.

King of TMZ    

Hats Off!
a new star is born :)

478 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

OMG, enough already. Nobody cares.

478 days ago
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NiptuckNurse85    

I'm a bisexual woman, it hard but I don't go around telling everyone how I get down. It's personal, I know not everyone will be comfortable with it so I don't shout it from the rooftops or anything I don't think it needs be front page news

478 days ago
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Areader    

Jason Collins deserves a lot of credit for what he did. This had to be a difficult decision for him.

478 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

Gay will never be ok Harvey, no matter how hard you promote it.
The spiritual is real as anyone can know from the simple fact that it's impossible to make anything physical experience qualia such a pain. Since we have qualia it follows logically that we are not merely physical.
The spiritual being real with certainty makes it all the more likely that God's view that the male homosexual act is an abomination is something to heed. But of course the sickly homos don't want to hear such accountability.
In darwinistic atheism homo is a dead end and a disease vector. In christian spirituality it's an abomination. In what accountable philosophy is it a ok?

478 days ago
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Taleitlikeitis    

Good for him finally admitting to the world that he likes boys and their penises good for u Jason

478 days ago
10.

Bob    

"He doesn't know any other gay player." That should tell you something buddy.... You're screwed up in the head.. Up to 1973 the Government considered homosexuality as a mental illness.. What's changed? Gays only represent 3.4 percent of the population. You would think the numbers would be much larger with the media coverage. That should tell you something.

478 days ago
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4reallikecomon    

Why didnt he come out during the season? Hes a thirty five year old free agent....you can call him a "former" NBA player....if he was gonna be picked up by a team,hes not now....question is ehy didnt he come out during the season...my answer would be?he knows he wasnt gonna be accepted in the locker room by some players

478 days ago
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vanessaolivia    

Who care probably the only reason why he came out the closet because someone else was going to leak that information to the media. I don't have any issue with people being gay, what i don't understand how do they get sexual turn on by having sex in the ass when it is meant for s---. Everyone has a right to choose.

478 days ago
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"Carlton"    

Alright, let it go damn! he's a Homo everyone in America knows! I hate how the media is trying to force homosexuality onto the American people. Like it's acceptable in society or something. We are all not equal trust and believe thãt. All these beautiful women in the world, and you want to mess with a dude? despicable and i degrading human being! Our founding fathers are rolling over into their graves! -.-

478 days ago
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Jeff Portlance    

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

478 days ago
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Jeff Portlance    

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

478 days ago
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