Jason Collins is definitely not shying away from opportunities to have his story be heard. Only a matter of two days after his decision to become the first openly-gay man in any of America’s top four sports, the NBA center will sit down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air on Sunday night’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
This chat is just over 24 hours after Collins sat down for an interview on “Good Morning America” which was his first TV chat since his Sports Illustrated cover hit shelves, and it will feature some segments from that interview. Not only that, but we are also going to see Collins’ brother Jarron (and NBA veteran) make an appearance along with family, friends, and ESPN’s Bill Simmons.
Thus far, the vast majority of the athletic community has been very supportive of Collins’ decision to publicly come out, with many of his teammates in recent years voicing nothing but support for him as a friend. Even his former fiancee, who he split from years ago, has not ventured to say anything negative about him despite being so confused for so long as for why the two ended things.
While Winfrey may not have the same reach on OWN as she once did on her daytime talk show, one of the benefits of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” is the opportunity to see interesting, engaging interviews without having to deal with a presence of a large audience that can make some viewers claim up. Some of her other notable interviews as of late include Lady Gaga and Lance Armstrong, who admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs for the first time to her.
If you want to watch some highlights of Collins’ “GMA” appearance, be sure to check out the story over at the link here.