NBA center Jason Collins, who made sports history when he came out as the first openly gay male professional athlete, stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night with his twin brother, former NBA player Jarron Collins. The two discussed how Jason came out to his brother, who had been trying to set him up on dates with women until just a few years ago.
Collins said he waited so long for fear of rejection: "He's my best friend, and any time you come out to someone, you always have the apprehension that they're going to reject you."
"Oh, come on. He's my twin brother," said Jarron. "Of course I was going to be supportive of him all the time."
When Kimmel asked, "Do you wish you had done this a long time ago, now?" Collins responded: "I wasn't ready. I wasn't to that point. When we had the lockout, that's when I really focused on the rest of my life and started thinking about, 'I'm not just a basketball player.'"