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Jason Collins a no-stats All-Star

Updated: April 30, 2013, 12:38 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider

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: