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Karl Malone proud of Jason Collins

Updated: May 3, 2013, 5:30 PM ET
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Karl Malone said he's proud of Jason Collins for coming out as the first openly gay active player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues.

"Let's just cut through the skinny ... I'm proud of the young man," Malone said Thursday on the "Bucher & Towney" show with Ric Bucher and Chris Townsend on 95.7 FM in the Bay Area. "Isn't it about time that we stopped wasting so much time on what a person prefers?"

Malone also spoke about his gay brother-in-law, as well as former ...

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