“I’m black and I’m Gay” are the words of Washington Wizards 7 foot Center Jason Collins. A 12 year NBA veteran making history as being the 1st openly gay male professional player. So today we salute Jason for his courage to come out and be in the public eye. But the question is, how would other star NBA Players respond? Below is some tweets from some Celebrity athletes and stars. We wish you well Jason Collins and anyone else who comes out. K104 Hip Hop & R&B loves all no matter the religion, race, or choice of gender in a relationship.
“Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU,” Bryant tweeted April 29th. (Kobe Bryant’s Twitter)
“I’m proud to call Jason Collins a friend. http://wjcf.co/154piCi.” (Bill Clinton’s Twitter)
“Being real & authentic is very powerful. Well done Jason Collins for having the courage to take a monumental step forward. #LiveReal” (The Rock’s Twitter)
Jason Collins broke the news in his cover story of “Sports Illustrated” magazine. These are his words via “Sports Illustrated”
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand. My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.” (Sports Illustrated)