In this March 3, 2014, file photo, Brooklyn Nets Jason Collins speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center in New York. Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Nov. 19, 2014.
In this March 3, 2014, file photo, Brooklyn Nets Jason Collins speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center in New York. Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Nov. 19, 2014. Seth Wenig AP
In this March 3, 2014, file photo, Brooklyn Nets Jason Collins speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center in New York. Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Nov. 19, 2014. Seth Wenig AP

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