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NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay in Sports Illustrated today, igniting a flurry of discussion and receiving an outpouring of support online.

"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation," he said.

And start it he did. With a few exceptions (Mike Wallace), the vast majority of reactions to Jason Collins' coming out have been positive.

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Check out some of the best celebrity Tweets in support of 34-year-old Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran and member of the Washington Wizards:

Kobe Bryant: Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU

The Rock: Being real & authentic is very powerful. Well done Jason Collins for having the courage to take a monumental step forward. #LiveReal

Russell Simmons: Proud of Washington Wizards' player Jason Collins for coming out. We will stand with you as you continue on your journey.

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Hours after Jason Collins came out as gay, NFL star Mike Wallace earned the distinction of penning the first moronic, borderline homophobic Tweet about it.

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In response to the NBA player's admission to SI, Wallace wrote, “All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH (shakin' my head).”

Wallace quickly deleted his tweet and replaced it with an apology.

"Never said that anything was right or wrong I just said I don't understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended," wrote the 26-year-old Dolphins receiver.

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is a man possessed.

The 25-year-old shooting guard scored 22 points for the team in the third quarter alone Sunday, carrying GS to a victory and 3-1 series lead over Denver.

It's not just his 27.3 points per game in the playoffs thus far that's impressive, but the way those points have been coming. Curry can make anything!

Watch the clinic he put on yesterday and see what we mean:

Not exactly benefiting from high-percentage, easy shots. It's like Steph Curry is ON FIRE in NBA Jam while the rest of the guys are stuck in real life.

Seriously. Guy could probably even take Kim Jong Un.

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Lots of pitchers battle control problems from time to time, but the Washington Nationals Henry Rodriguez took it to a new level, nearly hitting himself with his own wild pitch.

How is that possible, you ask? See animated GIF replay below!

Henry Rodriguez Wild Pitch

In his slight defense ... we have never seen anything like that.

The reliever only lasted a third of an inning and clearly was off his game, walking three batters and giving up a run in the Nats' 5-2 loss to the Reds Sunday.

When you nearly bean yourself, never a good sign.

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Look out, Kelly Nash!

On Saturday, the Sun Sports reporter took a self-portrait at Fenway Park, capturing a gorgeous day at the iconic ballpark: rays shining down, sun streaking her hair… and a baseball nearly clocking her in the head!

Kelly Nash Twit Pic

"My whole family is from Massachusetts, and I knew they would be so excited to see me working at Fenway Park," Nash told Fox Sports Florida. "And when I went to text them the picture I noticed the baseball by my head!"

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"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."

With those words, Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete in a major American team sport. He came out on the May 6 cover of Sports Illustrated.

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"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major U.S. team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation," he tells SI.

"I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this."

"Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand."

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NBA legend Michael Jordan married Yvette Prieto on Saturday.

The couple of five years tied the knot at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, then hosted 1,500 guests at a reception at the Bear's Club in Jupiter, Fla.

In a gorgeous, just-released wedding photo, MJ, 50, and Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, 34, are all smiles while sharing their first dance ...

Michael Jordan Wedding Photo

The glowing bride, who got engaged to Jordan in 2011, wore a French silk voile corseted J'Aton Couture gown with handmade silk lace and Swarovski crystals.

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The Tim Tebow era is over in New York.

Following a tumultuous season that saw him make far more noise off the field than on, this former Heisman Trophy winner has been released by the Jets.

Tim Tebow as a Jet

"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," coach Rex Ryan said. "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped."

"Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward."

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Claire Crawford has apparently become the second person from Houston to receive death threats for their actions against OKC, after Patrick Beverley.

The CBS Houston sports blogger is under fire for questioning whether Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams "too chunky" for the role.

Kelsey Williams Photo

Crawford went after Williams last week, writing; "The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren't the only bad-looking people on the court."

While she conceded Williams was a "pretty blonde," she wrote that Oklahoma City fans criticized her for "having 'pudginess' around her waistline."

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He was a relative unknown prior to the first round of this year's NBA Playoffs.

But now Patrick Beverley is in the news for all the wrong reasons, at least if you ask Oklahoma City Thunder fans.

The Houston Rockets guard snuck in to try and steal the ball from Russell Westbrook in Game 2 of his team's series late last week... only to end up causing a season-ending knee injury to the elite point guard.

Beverly vs. RW

As a result, Beverley has received at least one major death threat.

Soon after the news of Westbrook's injury broke, Mitchell Brown, a ball boy for the Thunder, Tweeter: “Patrick Beverly (sic), I’m coming to kill you."

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