Jason Collins was “very
matter-of-fact” in coming out gay to his brother Jarron Collins.
In a clip from Sunday's Oprah's Next
Chapter, host Oprah Winfrey asks Jarrod Collins how he found out
his brother is gay.
Jason is 8 minutes older than this twin
brother. The 34-year-old siblings were both drafted into the NBA in
2001 after attending Stanford University. On Monday, Jason, an NBA
free agent, came out gay in a cover story for Sports Illustrated,
making him the U.S.'s first
openly gay professional athlete.
“We keep our relationship very, very
light,” Jarrod told Oprah. “He was very matter-of-fact. He
said, 'Jarrod, I'm gay.'”
Jarrod added that the announcement
“For me, my brother gave me no
indication … you know, there was never any discussion from him that
… you know, we're very tight, obviously very, very close. And so,
I just never knew that he had an attraction to men,” Jarrod said.
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