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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Fair point. And as an editor, I'm not sure you'd want to reject an otherwise good photo just because of that, either.

I don't get it... what's the big deal with the photos? what's the big deal with any of it? he's gay... so what. nobody even knew who this guy was 5 minutes ago and now he's the 1st openly gay athlete... this is not a story.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Agreed. Can't recall another active NBA player to do that.

IIRC John Amaechi came out a few years ago, but only after he had retired.
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I don't get it... what's the big deal with the photos? what's the big deal with any of it? he's gay... so what. nobody even knew who this guy was 5 minutes ago and now he's the 1st openly gay athlete... this is not a story.

How is this not a story? You just said it, he's the first openly gay, active athlete in the US. It's a huge step towards accepting homosexuality when someone finally has the courage to come out in a homophobic, testosterone filled environment. Glad to see all the support from other athletes and sad, but not surprised, to see a few athletes (and Chris Broussard) saying idiotic things in response.
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Always thought Chris Bosh would be the first

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this instant replay on every out-of-bounds play rule in the last 2 minutes is really annoying
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

How is this not a story? You just said it, he's the first openly gay, active athlete in the US. It's a huge step towards accepting homosexuality when someone finally has the courage to come out in a homophobic, testosterone filled environment. Glad to see all the support from other athletes and sad, but not surprised, to see a few athletes (and Chris Broussard) saying idiotic things in response.

I mean yeah.. I know it's a "story" and the 1st pro athlete and all.... this article seems to sum it up for me.... that's all.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9225269/jason-collins-story-sounds-normal-nba

btw... didn't see/hear what Broussard said but that fact that it was idiotic is completely unsurprising!
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Bkn v chi tonight was some high quality ball. The series has been ugly but tonight was a great throwback to the best of the 90s.
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I mean yeah.. I know it's a "story" and the 1st pro athlete and all.... this article seems to sum it up for me.... that's all.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9225269/jason-collins-story-sounds-normal-nba

btw... didn't see/hear what Broussard said but that fact that it was idiotic is completely unsurprising!

I dunno man, when gay people still can't get married in the US, it's pretty big news for somebody to come out. I get the sentiment that it should be normal, but for many parts of the country, it just isn't. And I think we should celebrate Collins coming out, because otherwise people might just forget that these inequalities continue to exist.
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Thread Starter 
lol @ that finish
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This. As I said, good for Collins.
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Jason Collins has officially come out as gay. Baron Davis and Steve Nash tweeted support.

Holy shit, that's incredible...

I had no idea Jason Collins was still in the league.
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real question is how many times are we going to hear his name and 'backdoor pass' in the same sentence.
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apparently he comes from a very established family (duh: harvard-westlake). in our story this morning he said the first person he came out to was his aunt, who was the first african-american judge in california. good for him.
i also remember there was an nfl player ... dave kopay? ... who came out but only after he retired.
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jason terry with that dumbass look on his face. ffffuuuu.gif
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fu....
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