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Jason Collins on the cover of 'Most Influential People' issue

  • Jason Collins features on the cover of this year's 'Most Influential People' issue by Time. 

    A short writeup by fellow Stanford graduate Chelsea Clinton talks about him being the perfect pioneer for athletes who are gay. 

    "Jason's kindness and fierceness alike derive from that word too often bandied about and too rarely true: integrity. Jason has always maintained he's first a basketball player. He is. But he's also a leader and an inspiration. For Michael Sam, Derrick Gordon and others whose names we may never know. And also for those of us lucky enough to be fans - or to call him our friend."

    Serena Williams features in the issue as well. 

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