- Tom Haberstroh
Long before he was a hero to the gay community, Jason Collins was a legend of the analytics community.
When Collins announced to Sports Illustrated that he was gay -- the first male active athlete in the four major sports to do so -- he instantly became a household name across the country and beyond. But he was not one beforehand. Actually, more often than not, you probably heard the following reaction to Monday's news:
Who is Jason Collins the basketball player? He's an analytics legend.