Jason Collins may have spent just 32 games of his 14-year NBA career in a Boston uniform, but the city is stepping up to support the former Celtics center who made a historic announcement Monday.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Collins revealed that he is gay, thus becoming the first active male athlete in a major American sport to come out of the closet.
Collins has been receiving an overwhelming amount of support from the athletic community, including this tweet from the Boston Red Sox:
We salute you, @jasoncollins34 for your courage and leadership. Any time you want to throw out a first pitch at Fenway Park, let us know.