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.

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  1. Kobe Bryant tweeted in support of Collins' decision:
  2. The NBA voiced their support for the veteran player as well:
  3. CNN and SportsCenter noted the historical significance of the moment:
  4. Bill Clinton responded quickly and publicly to Collins' coming out:
  5. BuzzFeed showed the impact the statement had in garnering Collins attention (and followers):