By Steve Silverman
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A new era has dawned in America.
Jason Collins has taken the step that no other male athlete in our four major professional sports had dared to take before him. He is gay, and his public declaration of his sexuality in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated is a huge step to make the world a more decent place.
Professional sports is the vehicle that Collins uses to make his living. He is good enough to have played NBA basketball since the 2001-02 season. However, he’s not a star. He is a bench player who has made minor contributions throughout his career.
Collins, 34, may not have a lot of time left in his career. But he is smart and effective, and as a free agent, should have at least one or two years left.