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[on Jason Collins] Jason is a free agent now and the biggest impediment to his playing next season won't be his sexuality. It'll be that he's a 34-year-old with lots of wear and tear, competing in a league where every 18-year-old Croation who is 7 feet tall wants a shot. But if he does get a job, he'll thrive. Jason won't cause any discomfort because he's been around. Players know him. He's a ...
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Sport and to the Voluntary Sector. He is the first Briton to play in the United States Basketball Association. He was also the first NBA player to come out as a gay after his retirement in 2007. Since then, he has become a gay rights activists.