WATCH: How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother

By: Jase Peeples
5.16.2013

Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins and his straight twin Jarron stopped by the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live to chat about how their lives have been impacted since Jason became the first active male athlete within the four major sports to publicly come out as gay.

Though Jarron wholeheartedly supports his brother, he admits he asked “some of the dumbest questions” when Jason initially came out to him. “Are you sure?” and “Since when?” topped his list, and both men laughed about the questions Jarron deemed “classic stupidity.”

Jason also spoke about deflating any possible tension with future teammates and says he’s ready to embrace any jokes that come his way with a good-natured attitude. “I love to joke around,” Jason told Kimmel. “I’ve got material waiting.”

Watch Kimmel’s full interview with the Collins twins in the video clips below.

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