Jason Collins: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."
Wait. He's black? Good thing he pointed that out. Oh, but I kid, this is very very cool.
Here is the Los Angeles Times email alert:
Washington Wizards center Jason Collins has become the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay. Collins, 34, made his announcement to Sports Illustrated.
"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," Collins said. "But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."
Collins says he decided to talk about his sexuality now because "it takes an enormous amount of energy to guard such a big secret."
What a shame that this is even news. Nevertheless, as V.P Biden would say, it is a big f'ing deal.