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Congratulations, Jason! We’re rooting for you, especially since the bitch ass Knicks are allergic to winning.
Congratulations Jason. That is excellent news. Best of luck!!!
And can I just add as an African-American, I am so proud that these trailblazing heroes are gay BLACK men. More please!
Great news! Robbie Rogers must be in a tizzy.
@LadyL: yeah really love how men of color are our bravest brothers!
Congratulations Jason!!! You make us proud.
Sadly, SI.com’s article announcing this is already starting to be filled up with hateful comments. Maybe this could be an opportunity to let SI’s readers know that such attitudes are no longer welcome in a civilized society – even in the sports world.
I think it is weird that all of a sudden there is this race to be the first openly gay sports player in one of the four major sports in the US.
part of me is wondering if NBA is trying th beat NFL to the punch. Either way, Congrats Jason!
@LadyL: Yeah that is pretty interesting, considering that that general “race” has been pretty homophobic with guys that remain on the “DL” for most/all of their life.
@contos: It looks like they’ve now closed the article to commenting and deleted all of the comments that were posted.
@katbox80: You are an indiot.
Right there with you! Congrats to Jason Collins, the Brooklyn Nets (Brooklyn, baby!!!!) and the NBA! Brothers showing how it’s done.
Now when are more players NBA players going to come out? And with Michael Sam being the first in the NFL, who’ll be next?
MLB, who’s first on your list? NHL?
@katbox80: Homophobia may manifest itself differently in different cultural groups, but in my experience African-Americans are no more anti-gay than any other Americans.
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@LadyL: I’m white, but I’m with you. Interesting that none of the media outlets have pointed this out. Of course, statistically speaking, it’s predictable that the first gay NBA player would be black. I hope Collins and Sam will be helpful to gay black men who have been afraid to come out in their communities.
Michael Sam, Jason Collins, the hottest dude in sports (of course A, American) and the reason I`m watching the game. M m m m hot guys.
It’s just a 10-day contract.. and Collins didn’t score one single point in his debut game. I think the NBA did this for selfish reasons. They wanted to be first by signing Miss Collins.
Michael Sam is the real man with courage!
@Black Pegasus: I agree. Jason had nothing to lose by coming out since he was an average player on the tail end of his career. Michael Sam is from THE power conference in NCAA football and had everything to lose entering the draft.
Still, have to give props to Jason, Michael & Robbie for being brave.
@JennyFromdabloc: @JennyFromdabloc: Stupid comments, both of you. Jason had everything to lose. Any journeyman can easily be passed over by teams. If he he hadn’t come out, he may have been playing this whole season.
@alterego1980: He had nothing to lose. He had no endorsements. He had no teams beating down his door to sign. If anything, Jason’s coming out made him more interesting to organizations. What Jason has done is ensured himself a corporate gig with the NBA, which is his smartest move.
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