Jason Collins continues to impress. Collins was featured on Inside the NBA on Tuesday to discuss his historic coming. One of the first questions was from NBA legend Charles Barkley, who asked Collins how his twin brother Jarron reacted to the news.
"It was an interesting conversation because he had no idea [that] I was gay,"laughed Collins. "He was shocked and surprised. But at the end of the day he said, "Jason, you are my twin brother We are best friends. I love you and will support you."
Barkley has long supported gay rights and came out for equal marriage almost seven years ago in 2006. More in my analysis for EBONY, "Jason Collins Has “Reframed the Conversation” Around Sports, Blacks and Homophobia."
Shaquille O'Neal also joined the conversation and asked Collins about the impact of his decision on other sports. O'Neal and Dwyane Wade were among the first athletes to welcome former NBA player John Amaechi's coming out in 2007. Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP ...