Jason Collins, Gamechanger of the Year

For his entire twelve-year NBA career, Jason Collins has been the consummate under-the-radar guy—a defender, a facilitator, a big, tough seven-footer. Last spring, though, it was finally his turn to be the man in the spotlight, making history by becoming the first openly gay athlete in any of the four major American team sports. The still unsigned (hmmm…) free agent tells Andrew Corsello that even if his playing days are over, his work is just getting started.