Jason Collins Congratulated for Milestone Deal

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Twitter was quick to express its excitement after Jason Collins signed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, becoming the first openly gay active NBA player.

Michael Sam, who came out this month could break the same barrier in the NFL, showed his support, in the midst of a busy weekend of his own.

And Robbie Rogers, himself a pioneer after coming out last year before joining Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy, tweeted support, too.

New York leaders, like the Mayor and the Brooklyn Borough president, were also excited to welcome the basketball player to the city.