Yesterday, NBA center Jason Collins became the first active player in one of the four major American sports to come out of the closet. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but for now it is. Good for Jason for standing up and making a bold move worthy of praise and support.
Now, however, we’ll have to wait and see if Collins ever plays another NBA game. He’s currently a free agent, with no contract, and he’s 34 years old. Ignoring Collins’ homosexuality entirely, the numbers and past history for similar players make it no sure thing that he’ll be signed, as Nate Silver has researched.
Here’s hoping, though.