Is the NBA ready for a gay player? They better be, Faried says

KUSA - For the few that aren't prepared to see Jason Collins on an NBA team - or any other gay athlete playing any other professional sport for that matter - Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried says they better get used to it.

"It didn't matter if you were ready or not, it happened. It's happening right now with Jason Collins," Faried asserted prior to their game with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nuggets forward - who was notably raised by two supportive and gay mothers - has been outspoken and a proud part of Athlete Ally which is an organization that is focused on "ending homophobia and transphobia in sports." Faried was also one of the first to tweet out when Collins first came out in April 2013.

"It means a lot. It means that we're moving forward in this league. You could tell that in the first game he played with the Brooklyn Nets that they were very welcoming," he continued. "He's still a basketball player and I'm going to go at him like any other player."

Ready or not, Collins is here.


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