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May 4, 2013

Collins deserves to be cheered

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“This is all hard to understand,” Moos, who is 6-foot-6 and a former standout basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association, told TMZ. “I care about (Jason) tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out.”

Jason Collins is a free agent going into next season. He isn’t a great basketball player. Having played for six teams, he would be accurately described as a journeyman.

But his journey has only begun. In a very real way, Jason Collins is Jackie Robinson. He’s Rosa Parks. He’s Amelia Earhart. What is heartwarming and immensely encouraging is that — at least from initial reactions — his journey might not be as arduous as what was encountered by those other brave pioneers.

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