The moment Jason Collins took the court for the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, he officially became the first openly gay player in the NBA. At the Staples Center in L.A., Collins helped his team achieve a six-point victory over the Lakers. More importantly, the game served as Collins’ official return to the NBA since coming out. Watch the historic moment below:
And as can be expected in today’s Twitter-happy world, celebs and others took to social media to talk about the moment. We’ve rounded up some of the best tweets about Collins’s big day:
Congratulations to @jasoncollins34! Glad to see you back in the NBA.
— Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) February 24, 2014
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) February 24, 2014
I know nothing about basketball but i know that I am very excited for @jasoncollins34! The Nets sure are lucky to have him.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 23, 2014
— Adam Shapiro (@adamshapiro) February 23, 2014
— Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) February 23, 2014
— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) February 23, 2014