On Monday Washington Wizards center Jason Collins announced to the world he is gay. Most of us knew this was inevitable. The only question was when. Collins says he wanted to be genuine, authentic, and truthful, but why now? He’s been in the NBA 12 years. I’m not so sure this was as courageous as some would think. Smart maybe, courageous no.
Collins is a free agent after a 6 game stint with the Washington Wizards at seasons end. In all probability his career is over. Collins came into the league out of Stanford in 2001. At 7 feet and 260, in 12 years, he’s never averaged more than 6.4 points a game. His career numbers are 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Collins’ one moment of glory came in 2011, when he became the “Dwight Stopper” after he had a bunch of good games against then-Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. By now you’re probably asking yourself, what does that have to do with his sexual preference. My point exactly; nothing. He’s 34 years old now, and probably finished. If this were as genuine as he would have us believe, he wouldn’t have shown up on the cover of Sports Illustrated within hours; which indicates to me he called them 1st. Pardon me if I see this as a publicity stunt to further the gay agenda. The only thing this has done is make some of his teammates a little uncomfortable in the shower.
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