Sports figures and celebrities alike are reacting to the groundbreaking decision by NBA player Jason Collins to become the first major professional athlete to come out as gay. Below is a compilation of some of the latest comments posted on social media.
L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant: "Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others."
L.A. Laker Steve Nash: "The time has come. Maximum respect. RT @Baron_Davis: I am so proud of my bro."
Chelsea Clinton, who attended college with Collins: "Very proud of my friend Jason Collins for having the strength & courage to be the first openly gay player in the NBA."