In the days to come, when the Heat’s second-round opponent is known, attention will turn fully back to basketball. On Tuesday, however, as Miami resumed activities following its sweep of Milwaukee, the media had something else in mind.
This was the day after free agent NBA center Jason Collins, through a first-person article in Sports Illustrated, became the first active athlete in a major U.S. team sport to reveal he is gay. As that story spread, numerous NBA players expressed their support, including Dwyane Wade on Twitter and Shane Battier through an Associated Press story.
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