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Washington Wizards players react to Jason Collins coming out

Here's our ongoing post with Wizards-centric reactions to Jason Collins announcing that he is gay.


Jason Collins announced that he is gay in this Sports Illustrated story, becoming the first active male athlete in the four major American sports to come out. Here are the reactions of his Wizards' teammates and other co-workers:

Ernie Grunfeld's statement:

"We are extremely proud of Jason and support his decision to live his life proudly and openly. He has been a leader on and off the court and an outstanding teammate throughout his NBA career. Those qualities will continue to serve him both as a player and as a positive role model for others of all sexual orientation."

(From Trevor Ariza's instagram):


Extended comments from Okafor, Temple, Beal and Wittman are here, via Michael Lee.

(More as they come in).