Prior to today, Jason Collins probably wasn't going to find himself in any NBA record books when he retired. After all, he's only averaged a modest 3.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks during his 12-year NBA career. He's also played for six different squads during his time in the league, including three teams in the last 12 months. Not exactly Hall of Fame-worthy credentials. But, after today, Collins will likely go down as one of the most important NBA players of his era. The reason? He just revealed that he is gay, making him the first active athlete in any pro sport to ever come out of the closet.
Shortly after Collins came out, the sports world reacted swiftly with dozens of athletes taking to Twitter to express their opinions on the news about Collins. To help you get a better grasp of how his fellow athletes responded, we collected some of the best reactions here. Click through to see how The Sports World Reacts to Jason Collins Coming Out.