April 29. 2013 12:10PM Why former Celtics center Jason Collins is coming out now Source: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/?hpt=hp_c4 I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.CLICK TO VIEW THE SOURCE MATERIAL Post a comment You must sign in before you can post comments. If you are experiencing issues with your account please e-mail email@example.com.