That Jason Collins is a trailblazer is undeniable. That he is a man of great courage is undisputed.
But he waited until his season was over before announcing he was gay. He did it knowing there was a real possibility there would not be a job available and he wouldn’t be the gay player who finally broke down the locker room barrier.
He might not be. But you have to think there’s a team willing to take a chance on a player who has already taken a big chance himself.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at email@example.com or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg