The announcement by Washington Wizards center Jason Collins was nothing short of historic. And the public reaction from players former and present.... nothing but positive, especially on twitter. The Lakers Kobe Bryant tweeting: "proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others" Also from Laker Steve Nash: "the time has come. Maximum respect. Rt @baron_davis: i am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real." From Philadelphia 76r’s Damian Wilkins: "very proud of and happy for one of the coolest and most down to earth guys i know @jasoncollins34." Utah jazz’s Earl Watson tweets: "great character from a great family! That's all that matters!" Retired NBA player John Amiche: "congratulations to Jason - society couldn't hope for a more eloquent and positive role model" And New York Knick Baron Davis: "I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real."
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