On Monday, for the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, Jason Collins wrote a first-person essay became the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional sport to come out of the closet and publicly say he's gay.
?There can only be one,? reads the tagline of the NBA's 2008 playoff marketing campaign, splitting the faces of top players to emphasize that no one gets a participation award. Yet, the Los Angeles Lakers Game 5, 103-98 victory over the Boston Celtics, featured a different kind of split ? the split personality of Kobe Bryant." -Maggie Haskins