Once we get past the hoopla and the effusive praise for the pioneering 34-year-old currently with the Washington Wizards, the real question remains: what does his historic coming-out mean for him, the NBA, pro sports and society as a whole?
Yesterday Jason Collins changed the world forever when he told the truth. Yesterday Jason Collins told the NBA, the players and fans that he was a gay man. It is the moment of truth that the world has been waiting for.
Rest assured, the Wizards are not suddenly some juggernaut. Their 13-35 record puts them in second to last place in the Eastern Conference and that unimaginable start to the season basically ruined any playoff hopes they may have had.