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Kobe Bryant Supports Jason Collins

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On April 29, 2013 @ 12:20 PM In NBA | No Comments

Kobe Bryant posted this tweet shorty after the Jason Collins story broke.

NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.

Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday on Sports Illustrated’s website. The 34-year-old Collins has played for six NBA teams in 12 seasons. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. He says he wants to continue playing.

Collins writes: “If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”

Collins played in a Final Four for Stanford and reached two NBA Finals. His twin brother, Jarron, was also a longtime NBA center. Jason says he came out to his brother last summer.

Source: Associated Press


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[4] #mambaarmystandup: https://twitter.com/search/%23mambaarmystandup

[5] #BYOU: https://twitter.com/search/%23BYOU

[6] April 29, 2013: https://twitter.com/kobebryant/status/328901917507989504

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