NBA's Jason Collins comes out; the Internet responds
NBA veteran Jason Collins recently came out in a personally-penned story for the May 6, 2013 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. He is also featured on the cover of the magazine. Below are Internet responses from the NBA, Kobe Bryant and Bill Clinton, among others.
- — HuffPost Sports (@HuffPostSports)Mon, Apr 29 2013 08:55:25"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." -Jason Collins http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/#ixzz2RrtLGBV7 …ed.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/#ixzz2RrtLGBV7
- Kobe Bryant tweeted in support of Collins' decision:
- — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant)Mon, Apr 29 2013 09:01:42
- The NBA voiced their support for the veteran player as well:
- — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards)Mon, Apr 29 2013 09:18:01#Wizards Statement "We are extremely proud of Jason & support his decision to live his life proudly and openly." More http://www.nba.com/wizards/wizards-statement-jason-collins-announcement …ards/wizards-statement-jason-collins-announcement
- CNN and SportsCenter noted the historical significance of the moment:
- — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)Mon, Apr 29 2013 08:23:45
- Bill Clinton responded quickly and publicly to Collins' coming out:
- BuzzFeed showed the impact the statement had in garnering Collins attention (and followers):
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