Originally written on No Guts, No Glory  |  Last updated 5/3/13
On Monday morning, NBA veteran revealed to the word that he was gay. In a well written piece in Sports Illustrated, Collins told his story and announced that “he didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since he is, he’s happy to start the conversation.”Collins, indeed, started the conversation. But he also created a few unintended consequences with his revelation.The search for other gay athletes will heat upOn Tuesday, it was reported that Sports Illustrated recorded is biggest traffic day ever. The site pulled in 3.71 million unique visitors all thanks to Jason Collins. Every other website or news organization would gladly take half, or even a third of that amount of visitors for doing a story on the second or third gay athlete to come out of the closet.So for better or worse, the race to find the next gay athlete willing to share his story is on. And while most would refrain from speculation and basically forcing someone out, ...
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