NBA’s Jason Collins Twin Brother Jarron: You’re Gay? Since When?

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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NBA veteran center Jason Collins made history this week by announcing in a Sports Illustrated cover story that he’s gay, becoming the first pro athlete of any major American team sport to do so.  And The Mighty O just scored his first on camera interview.

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Oprah Winfrey sat down with Jason and other family members for this Sunday night’s Oprah’s Next Chapter interview.

One of the first people the 34-year-old athlete came out to was his twin brother — and former NBA player — Jarron. And so much for twin telepathy. Jason said he told his brother he had something serious to tell him over breakfast one morning and in a very matter of fact tone said, “I’m gay.”  Jarron said that after he took a moment to process the news his first reaction “was a stupid one.  You’re gay?  Since when?” and that in their 34 years of being close brothers he “never knew he [Jason] had an attraction to men.”

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Jason revealed in the SI story that be came out to his brother last summer and that Jarron was accepting and  “full of brotherly love.”

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