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Dan Patrick, SI’s Jon Wertheim talk Jason Collins coming out as gay

Apr 29, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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Veteran NBA big man Jason Collins on Monday made a statement about the changes in society that goes beyond the basketball court:

He became the first active NBA player to come out as gay.

Collins came out in an article for Sports Illustrated Monday, and when he told his story to the people at SI Jon Wertheim was in the room. Wertheim went on the Dan Patrick show to talk about why now and what led up to the announcement, as well as the broader impact around the NBA.

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