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Jason Collins Comes Out
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4. Jason Collins Comes Out

The veteran NBA 7-footer shook the sports world when he came out in a self-penned Sports Illustrated cover story, making him the first professional male athlete in a major American sport to do so. The brave (and long overdue) move was praised by such notables as President Obama, Kobe Bryant, and Nike. But after 12 seasons and, in fairness, declining statistics, Collins remains unsigned. 

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