Manu Ginobili Amongst Many Other Players Supporting Jason Collins

By Michael Rehome

Mar. 20, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Washington Wizards center Jason Collins prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Wizards defeated the Suns 88-79. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The news of Jason Collins coming out has been headlines all over the web today and news stations around the world.  I can only imagine what Collins was going through when he decided to come out public that he was gay.  The courage he displayed is certainly honorable. This is truly what makes him happy.

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is one of many NBA players standing by Collins.  Ginobili took to twitter, as many have done today, and voiced this supporting tweet.

All my respect & support to JasonCollins. Thanks to his courage perhaps someday an athlete’s sexual preference will be irrelevant. Congrats.

— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) April 29, 2013

This has to be what Collins was hoping for with all the support from the National Basketball Association and its players.  Ginobili is an example of the class that the San Antonio Spurs have always had and how great of a person he truly is.

Kudos Ginobili.