Jason Collins Comes Out: The 10 Most Supportive Tweets From the Sports World


NBA basketball player Jason Collins has just come out of the closet, which makes him the first openly gay player on any major American sports team. There's been tons of supportive messages coming out of the sports world today. Here's our roundup of the top 10 best tweets.

1. New York Knicks' Baron Davis thanks Jason Collins for keeping it real:

2. Lakers' Kobe Bryant knows sends his support to Jason Collins:


3. Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal calls his teammate a mentor:

4. Actually, looks like the entire Washington Wizards team think so too:

5. Judging by this tweet, it looks like the entire NBA is standing with Collins:

6. The Athlete Ally organization calls on fellow athletes to become allies to gay Jason Collins and other gay athletes:

7. Professional tennis player Mardy Fish is proud of his friend:

8. Atlanta Hawks' Zaza Pachulia admires Jason Collins' as teammates and a friend:

9. Lakers guard Steve Nash thinks it's about time there was an openly gay basketball player in the NBA:

10. Dana O'Neil From ESPN supports Collins but looks forward to the day that being gay won't be front page news:

11. I wouldn't call him an athlete per se, but here's a bonus tweet from Bill Clinton. 

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