WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics players are voicing support for Jason Collins.

The Celtics practiced for the first time Tuesday since their former teammate said he was gay on Sports Illustrated’s website Monday.

Kevin Garnett says he’s happy Collins can be himself. Jason Terry says it seems like a tremendous weight has been lifted from Collins. And Jeff Green called him an “awesome” teammate who set good screens.

Paul Pierce adds that Collins told him Monday morning he was gay. Coach Doc Rivers says Collins informed him a few days ago, but learning the news was a “nonfactor” for him.

The Celtics practiced for Wednesday night’s game in New York. The Knicks lead the series 3-1 and can wrap it up with a win.

One thought on “Celtics Players Happy for Former Teammate Collins

  1. They’d better, or risk getting let go from the team, accused of being homophobic (actually a fear of humans), called closed-minded, and lose their endorsement deals. People sell Christ out daily, why not those who play football.

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