NBA ready for an openly gay player?

How the league and its fans will respond to Jason Collins after his announcement

Originally Published: April 29, 2013

Jason Collins, an NBA veteran of 12 years, became the first active male player in a major American sports league to announce that he is gay, doing so in a personal essay Monday in Sports Illustrated. Numerous current players, including Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade, applauded his decision. Will the rest of the league show the same acceptance? We ask a few longtime league-watchers.

1. What was your reaction upon hearing the news?

Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN.com: (1) Happy that Jason Collins ...

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