Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics takes a break in the game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 15, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
NBA center Jason Collins became the first openly-gay male professional athlete in a first-person article to appear in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated.
"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," the article begins.
Collins, a 12-year NBA pro, spent time with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics in 2012-13.
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