Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The biggest story in the sports world this week is not Tim Tebow getting cut by the Jets, no matter how much ESPN tries to convince us of the contrary.In fact, this week's biggest sports story doesn't even come from the NFL. Rather, it's the NBA that's making headlines on a global level.In the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated, NBA Center, Jason Collins, announces his homosexuality.The opening line of that SI Story, which is written by Collins, proudly states "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." Collins is the first active, professional athlete from one of the four major sports in America (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) to come out of the closet. Many retired players have announced they were gay, but waited to do so until their playing days were over. After hearing about the Collins article, NBA Players immediately chimed in, all very supportive:Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU— ...
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