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SI Writer Jon Wertheim Discusses Jason Collins Coming Out

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Sports Illustrated's Jon L. Wertheim & the You Can Play Project's Brian Kitts join us on Game Changers Live to discuss a watershed moment in sports.

During a week in which we fully expected NFL Draft recaps & overanalysis to flood all media outlets, it was a gutsy decision by NBA journeyman Center Jason Collins to announce that he was gay is an eloquent first-person account in Sports Illustrated that stole all of the headlines (well, a couple were reserved for the Tim Tebow/NY Jets farce). We discuss Collins' courageous decision on this week's Game Changers Live.

We'll be joined by Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Jon L. Wertheim, one of the writers who was in the room last week when Collins shared his story. After the initial story broke on Monday morning, Wertheim wrote his own account of the events that transpired leading up to the story release. He'll share the behind the scenes details with us.

We're also joined by Brian Kitts, the Founder of the You Can Play Project (an organization founded to ensure equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation. Kitts a long-time sports executive who is also openly gay, will provide great insight into the challenges of homophobia in sports.

Tune in Wednesday at 7pm ET for another compelling show where we provide you with A New View from the Sidelines!