Jason Segel, Jason Collins Were High School

May 29, 2013

Jason Collins made history recently when he became the first active NBA player to come out as gay. It turns out that in high school Collins played basketball with another famous Jason: comedian Jason Segel of “How I Met your Mother” and numerous Judd Appatow movies. While Segel was apparently nowhere near as talented as Collins as a player, his 6-foot-4 frame probably helped him out a lot. Segel was known for his humor and theatrics on and off the court. His big personality was even documented in a 1996 Los Angeles Times story about the team, which covered players whose contributions may have been over shadowed by Collins and his twin brother, Jarron. The article tells about a slam-dunk Segel made with his jersey pulled over his head. He then proceeded to dive headfirst into the crowd. That play resulted in Segel’s nickname, “Dr. Dunk.”

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