Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is nearing a return from his Achilles injury (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press / April 29, 2013)

NBA center Jason Collins became the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay on Monday, and his revelation has caused many athletes to show him their support. A sampling:










Tim Tebow released by Jets

NBA center Jason Collins says he is gay

Jason Collins gets statement of support from former President Clinton