Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 5/3/13
I can only start this column one way. I stand with Jason Collins. I stand with the LGBT community. Now the question is, will NBA teams? One of the things that makes sports special is that every so often, the games intersect with reality – the teams are forces of change, good and healing. We saw that yesterday as the Portland Timbers hosted Atticus Lane-Dupre, an eight-year-old boy with cancer. His one wish was to take his soccer team, the Green Machine, and go to Jeld-Wen Field to play some soccer with the Timbers. Atticus was coached by Caleb Porter. He wore the captain’s armband, shook hands with Will Johnson before the match, then during the match, nutmeged him. Atticus got ready with his team in the Timbers’ locker room, in a locker with his name on the nameplate, and his jersey in the stall. Then, he came out of that locker room to the sight of 3,000 Timbers fans, almost filling the entire Timbers Army section of the stadium, chanting his team’s name.
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