The big news yesterday was NBA player Jason Collins coming out of the closet to become the first active player in the league who is openly gay.The Stanford grad wrote an article on the decision in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated. Tweets to Jason have been very positive so far.
But then I found out he was on the same high school team as one of my favorite celebrities! I never even knew he played hoops!
That’s none other than Jason Segel, or as he was known on the Harverd-Westlake basketball team “Dr. Dunk”. That’s right, Dr. Dunk! Don’t believe me, here’s an article about their team from their 1996 championship season.
And look at that high and tight hairstyle (which was the rage in 1996). Of course, we’re just glad he brought the Muppets back to the big screen, and continues his role as Marshall on “How I Met Your Mother”.
I guess the reason I’m surprised he was a good athlete is that he once told our show that he was a lot like Nick, his character on “Freaks and Geeks” in high school, and Nick spent most of his time getting stoned and playing the drums. Well, trying to play the drums.