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Rockets And Thunder React To Jason Collins’ Announcement

By DEEPI SIDHU, SportsRadio 610
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) - On Monday Jason Collins became the first active professional athlete in the four major American sports leagues to announce he was gay. During practice before Game 4 of the Houston and Oklahoma City playoff series, the Rockets and Thunder gave their initial impressions of Collins’ announcement.

James Harden:

“That’s actually my first time hearing that.  I don’t know what to say. I’m really focusing on Game 4.”

Kevin Durant:

“Playing against him, he seems like a great guy.  Never got a chance to know him but if he’s happy, then that’s cool.”

Scott Brooks:

“I heard the news this morning. I respect his decision but quite frankly, I’m just focused on getting Game 4.”

Collins, who collaborated on his story with Sports Illustrated‘s Frank Lidz, was drafted in the first-round by the Houston Rockets with the 18th pick in 2001.  The Rockets used their three first-round picks (Richard Jefferson, Jason Collins, and Brandon Armstrong) in a deal to acquire the draft rights to Eddie Griffin.

The story appears in the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated.

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