Jason Segel, Jason Collins, Harvard-Westlake High School Varsity Basketball team, 1995-1996
Jason Collins wasn't the only future celebrity on his Los Angeles high school basketball team. How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel was also a star player on the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines.
Jason Collins becomes first active NBA player to come out
After Collins become the first active NBA player to come out
, the Internet scrambled to learn everything they could about him. Sports Illustrated
soon unearthed a photo of Collins standing two spots apart from Segel in their 1996 high school team photo. (Collins' twin brother, NBA veteran Jarron Collins, is in between them.)
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While Collins' talent was apparent even back then, according to a 1996 Los Angeles Times
article, Segel also made quite a name for himself on the court. Not only did he entertain with his Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kermit the Frog impressions, but Segel earned the nickname "Doctor Dunk" after completing a two-handed dunk with the front of his jersey pulled over his head. "I'm not nearly as skilled a basketball player as some of the other guys. But I have a lot of bravado," Segel told the paper in 1996.