Reactions to Gay NBA Player

Featured, Sports and Bets — April 30, 2013 at 12:38 am by

SI I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major  American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish  I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.”  If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is  why I’m raising my hand.

Good for this guy, but is it really that interesting at this point? I don’t think this is newsworthy, but the reactions are worth it. Most of the comments were positive, while others, not so much…


Later on…


So Tony Parker and Bruce Bowen clearly control their twitter account.



Chris Broussard decides to deliver a sermon on ESPN…

Later ESPN issues an apology:

“We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today’s news.  ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement.”

Whenever Chris Broussard is about to speak, ESPN should immediately play Mel Kiper parodies.

One Comment

  1. The espn story showed up 20 times in my news feed. I agree that I don’t think it is that big a story. To Jason I am sure it is a huge weight off his shoulders but I don’t think it is much of a story.

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