Oprah Lines Up Interview with NBA’s Jason Collins

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After making headlines around the world for coming out as gay, NBA star Jason Collins was subsequently congratulated by the likes of President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. Now, none other than Oprah Winfrey would like a word with the ground-breaking player.

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced on Wednesday that the channel will showcase an interview between Winfrey and Collins, as well as his family, on Sunday’s edition of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” which airs at 8pm.

Veteran player Collins, who played with the Washington Wizards this past season, became the first openly gay male athlete currently playing in a major professional sport when he went public in Sports Illustrated this week. His first interview after the announced was with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

The episode will feature Collins, as well as his twin brother and other members of his family. Collins’ aunt Teri Jackson, who was the first family member he came out to, will also take part in the interview.

Here’s the promo…

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