Jason Collins’ Revelation Historic, But Greater Impact Lies in What Happens Next (Podcast)

Jason CollinsJason Collins changed the sports landscape on Monday when he came out as the first active gay athlete in a major pro sport, but the next steps he takes in this new world could be more significant.

Despite the widespread support being shown for Collins both at a local and national level, the full impact of Collins’ announcement won’t be felt until he suits up in a NBA locker room next season. The fact that Collins is a free agent-to-be entering the NBA offseason adds yet another layer to the unfolding drama, and it offers questions that won’t be easily answered any time soon. The rest of Collins’ story is going to be fascinating as it plays out, and many eyes will be watching the basketball world to see how everything goes down.

NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe spoke with NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette about what the future might hold for Collins. The two also discussed the latest developments surrounding the Sacramento Kings, handicapped what’s left of the Celtics-Knicks series and much more.

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