NBA Center Jason Collins: ‘I’m Gay’ – Are You Ready For a Gay Athlete in Pro Sports? [POLL]
For the first time in the history of professional sports in the United States, an active member of a team has come out as gay.
Veteran NBA Center Jason Collins, in an article he wrote for Sports IllustratedÂ says:
I didnât set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport.
But since I am, Iâm happy to start the conversation.
Collins is a 12-year NBA veteran, who split time last season between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. He played college ball at Stanford.
So far, the response has been supportive on Twitter and other social media sites:
â Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 29, 2013
I’m proud to call Jason Collins a friend. wjcf.co/154piCi
â Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 29, 2013
â Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2013
In his 1st 430 days on Twitter, @jasoncollins34 accumulated 3,700 followers. So far, on his 431st (today) heâs up 20K followers.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 29, 2013
At the end of the regular season, Collins became a free agent.
What do you think of today announcement?