To know that we will potentially usher in our first openly gay male on a major team sports athlete in Jason Collins is another reason why the NBA is better today than it ever was. Met with many positive comments and calls from players and coaches, Collins' announcement of his homosexuality has shown the world that the NBA is the most progressive pro league. Regardless of whether or not he actually plays next season, just knowing he will be accepted if brought into a locker room this summer is a great thing.