NBA center Jason Collins had a pretty incredible day on Monday. Sure, there was that little announcement he made that sent shockwaves around the country and lifted a huge weight off his shoulders.
Plus, it's not every day the average citizen gets a call from the U.S. president.
“It's incredible," Collins told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday night that aired Tuesday morning on "Good Morning America." "Just try to live an honest, genuine life and the next thing you know you have the president calling you.”
Of course, it's not every day that a pro athlete comes out publicly as gay. In fact, when his self-penned essay for Sports Illustrated hit the Internet on Monday, Collins became the first active male athlete in a major professional team sport to openly admit he's gay.
"I know that I, right now, am the happiest that I've ever been in my life," Collins said. "A huge weight has been lifted. I've already been out to my family and my friends, but just to, you know, sort of rip the Band-Aid off and come out on my own terms."