Jason Collins' announcement that he's gay received positive and negative reaction.
The Sports Xchange looks at what people are Just Sayin' about Collins:
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, on TNT:
"This was a great day for the NBA."
White House spokesman Jay Carney:
"I can certainly tell you that here at the White House we view that as another example of the progress that has been made and the evolution that has been taking place in this country."
Former President Bill Clinton:
"I'm proud to call Jason Collins a friend. ... Jason's announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities.
"For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason's colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned."
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace, on Twitter:
"All these beautiful women in the (world) and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH..."
(Wallace subsequently deleted the original tweet, then posted another tweet.)
"Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I don't understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended"
Filmmaker Spike Lee, on Twitter:
"Orange And Blue Skies Salutes Jason Collins. Thank You For Your Courage,A Slam Dunk Against HOMOPHOBIA.And Dat's Da 'FREEDOM'Truth,Ruth."
Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Joe Johnson, who played for the Atlanta Hawks with Collins last season:
"Jason Collins was one of the best teammates I've ever had. I respect his tremendous courage to come out and I will always support him."
ESPN basketball analyst Chris Broussard:
"Personally I don't believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals. If you're openly living that type of lifestyle, the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that's a sin. If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals, whatever it may be. I think that's walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don't think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian."
NBA commissioner David Stern: