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  •  That's why Jason Collins is a good "spokesperson" (0+ / 0-)

    Several people FB and sports blogs have commented that he waited until the twilight of his career to come out and also that he isn't THAT famous a player.

    Well, after twelve years in the NBA, during which he gained a "tough guy" reputation, he doesn't have to prove to anyone that he isn't a sissy and that he can behave himself in the locker room. Had he come out at the beginning of his career, there would have been doubt, and he might not have been given a chance.

    Since he is a journeyman who played on six different teams rather than a star and "face of the franchise," he has shared locker rooms with more people than players who have been with the same team throughout their career. He himself calls it "The Three Degrees of Jason Collins" (think NBA version of the Kevin Bacon game).
    So there are lots of players who can testify that Jason is a regular guy who doesn't "try anything" in the shower.

    Btw, I follow Manu Ginobili on FB, and his post in support of Jason Collins caught my eye because it was in English (Manu's status updates are usually in Spanish). One of his fundy fans replied that it "hurt him in his soul that his favorite player was so spiritually ignorant." Ugh.

    261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    by MaikeH on Wed May 01, 2013 at 09:11:26 PM PDT

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