NBA Commissioner David Stern says the NBA doesn't need to do anything to accommodate gay players.

Stern, who will step down as NBA commissioner on February 1, 2014, the 30th anniversary of his tenure, was asked in a Wall Street Journal on-camera interview how the NBA plans to protect gay players now that Jason Collins, a NBA free agent as of July 1, has come out.

“Well, I don't think we're going to have to do anything, other than continue the rules that we currently have,” Stern replied. “Abusive fans, I guess if that's what you're concerned about, are going to be escorted from the building. And if there's any abuse by fellow players, which I doubt, we'll take appropriate action there.”

Stern added that he planned to “make it easy” for those players.

“And by making it easy, it's really about the business as usual. There's a lot of prejudice out there. Italian soccer and other countries have been dealing with it. It's in the news. Racist statements, crowds chanting racist epithets. That doesn't have a place in sport, which is supposed to bring out the best in us. And I think that strong action will continue. I think a tradition of openness in our league.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)