Spoiler alert: It's Jason
Twins Jason and Jarron Collins made their late-night television debut on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night. Kimmel introduced the brothers with the quip, "They are identical twins, alike in almost every way…"
The jokes continued when the two mirror images sat down. Kimmel immediately asked, "All right, hold on now, which one of you is gay?"
Kimmel went on to wonder aloud if Jason was the tallest gay person in the world. That remains unclear, as the "Guinness Book of World Records" has yet to reach out to the free-agent center. It may be the only publication that has not.
Jason, who was recently on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the first openly homosexual active professional athlete in major American sports, did not just shock the world with his news — he also shocked his brother Jarron.
The two enormous NBA players had fun relaying the story to Kimmel and his studio audience of how Jason came out to Jarron. The disclosure was pretty straightforward but still caught Jaron off-guard. Though he said that it makes complete sense now why Jason never hit it off with the women that Jarron and his wife set him up with. Whoops.
Perhaps Jarron best put Jason's new popularity in perspective by saying that Jason's Twitter follower total went from 3,000 to over 100,000 within an hour of the announcement. Though the best anecdote had to be when Jarron was approached at an airport urinal (always a good place for a conversation) by a stranger offering congratulations on his decision to come out. If you've lost track at home, he's the straight twin — he just happens to look exactly like the gay twin.
To help prevent that in the future, Kimmel gave Jarron a thoughtful present.