Twitter reaction: Jason Collins announces he's gay

Twitter reaction: Jason Collins announces he's gay

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Twitter was abuzz Monday with the news that former Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins has publicly come out as being gay.  Read tweets from fellow NBA players, other athletes and celebrities here.

jarron collins  -  @jarronctwin
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/?mobile=no … very proud of you @jasoncollins34

Zaza Pachulia  -  @zaza27

Jason is one of the best teammates that I've ever had. He was a great presence in the locker room and an even better person. #NBAFamily

Joe Smith  -  @JoeBeast95
It takes #courage 2 make a statement like #JasonCollins. Played with him in #Atlanta & wish him the best. #Yessiirr... 

Tony Parker  -  @tonyparker
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.

Garrett Temple  -  @GTemp14
Much respect to my teammate @jasoncollins34 for being #real

Baron Davis  -  @Baron_Davis
I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real. #FTheHaters http://bit.ly/12J9el5
 
Steve Nash  -  @SteveNash
The time has come. Maximum respect. RT @Baron_Davis: I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real.

Jay Williams  -  @RealJayWilliams
Jason Collins comes out & speaks his truth. #NBA
 
Kobe Bryant  -  @kobebryant
Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU

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:)

Chelsea Clinton  - @ChelseaClinton
Very proud of my friend Jason Collins for having the strength & courage to be the first openly gay player in the NBA. http://bit.ly/ZLei9F

Bill Clinton  -  @billclinton
I'm proud to call Jason Collins a friend. http://wjcf.co/154piCi

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!!

Lance Bass -  @LanceBass
Congrats @jasoncollins34 !! Giant leap for sports - and the conversation continues!

Dwayne Johnson  -  @TheRock
Being real & authentic is very powerful. Well done Jason Collins for having the courage to take a monumental step forward. #LiveReal

Ellen DeGeneres  -  @TheEllenShow
.@NBA center @JasonCollins34 is the 1st out player on a US major league team. I'm overwhelmed by your bravery, Jason, & sending so much love

Neil Patrick Harris  -  @ActuallyNPH
Bravo, @JasonCollins34! Thanks for stepping up. For standing tall. And at 7 feet, that's saying a lot.

Kathy Griffin  -  @kathygriffin
Hey @JasonCollins34 Inspired by your courage and leadership. Read this! http://bit.ly/16cDxEC


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