Before today, Jason Collins was just a journeyman NBA player trying to sign with a new team for the 2013-2014 NBA season but that all changed when a Sports Illustrated story was posted today where Collins comes out as gay and became the first active NBA player to come out.
As you might figure, many NBA players heard the news via social networking and below is just a small selection of players reacting to the news on Twitter.
So far, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive:
— Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis) April 29, 2013
Congratulations to Jason – sport couldn’t hope for a more eloquent & positive role model: buff.ly/16cJqSh
— John Amaechi OBE (@JohnAmaechi) April 29, 2013
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2013
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) April 29, 2013
— Kenneth Faried (@KennethFaried35) April 29, 2013
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) April 29, 2013
NBA players react to Jason Collins coming out [Buzz Feed]