Originally written May 04, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by publicly announcing he was gay. Reactions have been mixed since news of his decision broke. Some people are on board with it, while others are certainly not.Count former NBA All-Star Larry Johnson as one who is not okay with it. The 44-year-old native of Texas made his feelings known via Twitter after Collins came out.I don't Jason Collins personally but he seems like a great guy. Me personally gay men in the locked room would make me uncomfortable .— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) April 29, 2013One of his followers quickly tweeted in response: "RESPECT LJ! There's no place in the NBA for gay players."Johnson responded by saying, "I agree."Naturally, Johnson's tweet incited a storm of response from other users as well. Some offered words of support for his position and others offered plenty of resistance.You can view the debate in its entirety via his profile page.Ppl ! this is nothing against Jason or homosexual's,all I'm saying is this don't belong in a man's locker room.— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) April 30, 2013Clearly we know where Johnson stands on the matter. Although some may disagree with him, at least he has chosen to stick up for what he believes in, which is much more than can be said for the majority.
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