PHOTOS: Jason Collins in Action Through the Years

The newly out Collins has played for six NBA teams in the past 12 years, and many of his teams have gone to the playoffs. Here's a look at Collins on the court.

BY Trudy Ring

April 29 2013 1:23 PM ET

Washington Wizards center Jason Collins made news and history today as the first man in a major pro team sport to come out as gay while still playing. Over the past 12 years, Collins has played with six NBA teams. He said his coming-out was driven by a desire for authenticity. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," he wrote in Sports Illustrated. "But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."

 

 

Click through for a gallery of Jason Collins in action.

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