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Default Re: NBA center Jason Collins just came out

Actor Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris
@ActuallyNPH
Bravo, @JasonCollins34! Thanks for stepping up. For standing tall. And at 7 feet, that's saying a lot.
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Austrian-born actor and former fashion model Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe
@BorisKodjoe
Congrats to 11-year NBA vet Jason Collins for taking the courageous step to come out as the first openly gay pro... fb.me/1GZD1C93A
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Jason Collins' Wizards teammate Garrett Temple

Garrett Temple
@GTemp14
Much respect to my teammate @jasoncollins34 for being #real
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ESPN's Mike Tirico

MikeTirico
@miketirico
May today's voices of support offset the trepidation leading up to this day. In admiration of your courage @jasoncollins34.
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ICYMI: This Week's Cover of Sports Illustrated

This Week's Cover: The Gay Athlete STORY: bit.ly/12J9el5 COVER: http://pic.twitter.com/zG3fQvm9vo
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Philadelphia 76ers' Damien Wilkins

Damien Wilkins
@dwilkins3000
Very proud of and happy for one of the coolest and most down to earth guys I know @jasoncollins34. #Fwhatpplthink
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Former Spurs player Bruce Bowen

Bruce Bowen
@Bowen12
Really hope people will RESPECT Jason Collins for his decision to come out. Just glad he can now relax and not be afraid to be who he is.
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Stanford Assistant Basketball Coach, Mark Madsen

Mark Madsen
@madsen_mark
Played NBA +college w/ @Jasoncollins34 -tremendous human being and PHENOMENAL teammate, leader, friend.Look forward 2his continued success!
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Former Celtics guard, Kenny Anderson

Kenny Anderson
@chibbs_1
Jason Collins much respect,Stay up my guy!
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American comedian and late night talk show announcer, Andy Richter

Andy Richter
@AndyRichter
Wow. Viva @jasoncollins34 ! http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mag...yer/?mobile=no
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Quote from Thunder F Kevin Durant

John Rohde
@RohdeOK
@KDTrey5 on Jason Collins: "If he's happy, that's cool with me. Seems like a great guy ... I support him."
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Nuggets' Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried
@KennethFaried35
Wow this is amazing all smiles.. So so happy Jason Collins came out & announce he was openly GAY ALL SUPPORT OVER HERE #ATHLETEALLY #LGBT
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Russell Simmons (Third richest figure in hip hop)

John Rohde
@RohdeOK
@KDTrey5 on Jason Collins: "If he's happy, that's cool with me. Seems like a great guy ... I support him."
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Nuggets' Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried
@KennethFaried35
Wow this is amazing all smiles.. So so happy Jason Collins came out & announce he was openly GAY ALL SUPPORT OVER HERE #ATHLETEALLY #LGBT
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Russell Simmons (Third richest figure in hip hop)

Russell Simmons
@UncleRUSH
proud of Washington Wizards' player Jason Collins (@JasonCollins34) for coming out. we will stand with you as you continue on your journey.
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Lakers PG Steve Nash

Steve Nash
@SteveNash
The time has come. Maximum respect. RT @Baron_Davis: I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real. ... tmi.me/TGSBh
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Kansas City Royals Pitcher Aaron Crow

Aaron Crow
@acrow43
Good for Jason Collins. I'd be proud to call him a teammate if I played in the NBA
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Former NFL DE Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan
@michaelstrahan
So proud of @jasoncollins34 for having the courage to stand up and out for who he is. I support, respect and salute you!!
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American actress and former model Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union
@itsgabrielleu
YES!RT @michaelstrahan: So proud of @jasoncollins34 for having the courage to stand up and out for who he is. I ... m.tmi.me/TH0MW
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Retired Czech American tennis player and coach, Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova
@Martina
Well done Jason Collins- you are a brave man. And a big man at that:) 1981 was the year for me- 2013 is the year for you:)
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Martina Navratilova
@Martina
It’s not easy to come out when one is still active- shouldn’t be an issue, but it is. That’s why so many don’t do it till after.
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The following statement is from Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld on behalf of the team:

“We are extremely proud of Jason and support his decision to live his life proudly and openly. He has been a leader on and off the court and an outstanding teammate throughout his NBA career. Those qualities will continue to serve him both as a player and as a positive role model for others of all sexual orientation.”

More from Spike Lee

Spike Lee
@SpikeLee
Orange And Blue Skies Salutes Jason Collins. Thank You For Your Courage,A Slam Dunk Against HOMOPHOBIA.And Dat's Da "FREEDOM"Truth,Ruth.
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Former NBA Player Jay Williams

Jay Williams
@RealJayWilliams
Jason Collins comes out & speaks his truth. #NBA
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American pop singer Lance Bass

Lance Bass
@LanceBass
Congrats @jasoncollins34 !! Giant leap for sports - and the conversation continues! http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mag...yer/?mobile=no
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Utah Jazz PG Earl Watson

Earl J Watson
@Earl_Watson
Great character from a great family! That's all that matters! @jasoncollins34 #respect
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