A growing dialogue

Former Villanova basketball player watches world expand for gay athletes

Updated: May 21, 2013, 4:39 PM ET
By Will Sheridan | Special to ESPN.com

Two years ago, if you had asked me about the probability of an athlete coming out in one of the four major men's pro sports, I would have said, "There's a chance but not likely."

If you were to take it a little further and had asked whether it could be an NBA player who happens to be 7-foot and black, I would have said, "NO WAY."

So when people ask me what I think of Jason Collins coming out while actively playing in the NBA, I say AWESOME! Honestly, how could I not be happy ...

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