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Bryant on Jason Collins: Act of courage will have huge domino effect (Jackie Robinson of the NBA)
http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | February 23, 201e | Marc J. Spears

Posted on 02/24/2014 6:39:23 AM PST by NKP_Vet

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told Yahoo Sports that the Brooklyn Nets' signing of openly gay center Jason Collins will have a "domino effect" that will impact much more than the gay and sports communities.

Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of America's four major sports when he debuted for the Nets against the Lakers on Sunday night. The Nets signed Collins, who announced he was gay on April 29, to a 10-day contract on Sunday. Bryant has been a strong supporter of Collins since his announcement.

"His impact [Sunday night] is greater than what people think," Bryant told Yahoo Sports before the game. "You look at it from the context of having the first openly gay player. But they missed the domino effect that it has way beyond sports."

Bryant first responded to Collins' announcement that he was gay by saying on his Twitter account

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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; nba; nga
Said Kobe Bryant to Jason Collins. "Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others" In otherwords if you don't think it's normal for a man to have anal sex with another man you are "ignorant". Kobe Bryant makes me want to puke. Must be one of Collins' customers.
1 posted on 02/24/2014 6:39:23 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Let me retweet that to Collins’ FEMALE fiancee of 5 years.


2 posted on 02/24/2014 6:41:29 AM PST by struggle
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To: NKP_Vet

Shut up and play ball ! Keep your mouth shut regarding who you sleep with. We don’t want to know...


3 posted on 02/24/2014 6:41:40 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: NKP_Vet

Bryant is a thug.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 6:43:34 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Concur. The use of “brave” is quite incorrectly applied. To be “brave” in the modern world is to espouse real marriage, abstinence, restraint, or anything else that Christ taught. Were anyone truly brave, they would point out the sin of this Collins person.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 6:45:32 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: NKP_Vet

Last week Michael Sam and this week Jason Collins. Anything else happen in the wide world of sports?


6 posted on 02/24/2014 6:47:11 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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Apparently not.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 6:47:49 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of America's four major sports

...THIRD,maybe...


8 posted on 02/24/2014 6:49:08 AM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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I think the most important effect it will have will be on young Americans. Saddled with skyrocketing student loan debt (due to the government subsidization of education, which allows colleges to continue to jack up prices), and no hope for meaningful employment (because of failed Keynesian economic programs, over-regulation, and Obamacare), it provides a perfect emotionally-charged escape away from grim realities.

Youngsters can now sit around all day tweeting and Facebooking stuff about the latest gay basketball or football player, and not have to think about their futures. What a life!...


9 posted on 02/24/2014 6:53:06 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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This is all about money for Kobe. Nothing more. He is marketing himself for his post-NBA career. Especially given his history of being fined for a “homosexual epithet” during a game. Don’t want to look “intolerant” in the eyes of the Bob Costas’s of the world.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 6:56:38 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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I'm beginning to believe that sports journalists are the worst sort of butt-sucking leftists. Worse than political commentators and reporters.

I guess that should be expected given many were themselves once towel boys who could only dream of 'making the team'.

11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:01:10 AM PST by skeeter
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Courage? To come out when everyone around applauds you as if you are a three year old using the potty for the first time?


12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:03 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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Gee, would it be politically incorrect to demand an HIV test before playing against him? After all, injuries do happen and blood could get into a scrape.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:09 AM PST by Truth29
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Soon it will be a hate crime to be heterosexual.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:09:48 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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What a bunch of crap and BS.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:10 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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Will they give Jason his own private shower?

Isn't having a homosexual in the men's shower equivalent to having a normal guy in the women's shower?

16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:19:39 AM PST by TexasCajun
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17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:58 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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“I’m beginning to believe that sports journalists are the worst sort of butt-sucking leftists”

Especially ABC-owned ESPN. This garbage is one of their top stories on all their stations. They consider it earth shattering news. No one has mentioned that Collins had a 6-6 blonde headed girlfriend for 8 years and was on the verge of getting married when he “came out”. She was asked about it and said he had “no idea he was like that”. In otherwords he’s either a lying SOB or a bi-sexual POS that has anal sex with men then jumps in the sack with women. These homos are the lowest of the low. They are the reason for the AIDs epidemic in America.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:39:04 AM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:39:10 AM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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Why is this worthy of posting? There are 1000 more important things in my life than this sort of trivial stuff.

I am actually ashamed of myself for posting a reply.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:40:21 AM PST by conservativehistorian (civilizational suicide continues)
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To: massmike

..And just how did Magic Johnson say he contracted AIDS?


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:48:11 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Thommas

Cheap hookers


22 posted on 02/24/2014 3:40:49 PM PST by USAF80
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Actually, Magic Johnson’s condition never advanced to AIDS. He was never anything more than HIV-positive. The disease seems to have had absolutely no effect on him. To my knowledge, he’s never even been admitted to the hospital.

I have my doubt that he’s ever really had anything.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 5:00:39 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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