NBA Star Comes Out Provoking Pride, New Challenges
Description:In his seven seasons with the Nets, Jason Collins brought great pride to his team that has now moved to Brooklyn from New Jersey, where he played. Now, however, the pride is his own after he came out as a gay man in a very public way.
Collins, 34, is well known as a very capable center who helped to take the then-New Jersey Nets to a half dozen playoffs, including two NBA Finals. He also helped the Atlanta Falcons secure berths in three more playoffs.(2:09)