In your WTF moment of the day, we'd like to let you in on a little secret: Jason Collins, who made history yesterday by becoming the first openly gay active player in the NBA and major professional U.S. sport, use to play high school basketball with the guy who tried really hard to forget Sarah Marshall…
… JASON SEGEL!
How weird is that??
Even weirder is that Jason Segel used to call himself 'Doctor Dunk' on the team, and even won some slam dunk contests!
We are NOT joking! Apparently he was the clown on the team, and even said this once in an interview when he was playing in 1996:
"I'm not nearly as skilled a basketball player as some of the other guys. But I have a lot of bravado."
What a small world! LOLz!!
We wonder why he didn't move on to the NBA! Also, we're totally calling him Doctor Dunk from now on!
[Image courtesy Harvard-Westlake High.]
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