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Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins leaves a dressing room where he met with the parents of Matthew Shepard, who was killed as part of an anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyo., in 1998, after the Nets' 112-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins leaves a dressing room where he met with the parents of Matthew Shepard, who was killed as part of an anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyo., in 1998, after the Nets' 112-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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