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NBA Star Jason Collins Comes Out; Basketball Players Tweet Their Reactions

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Jason Collins, NBA player since 2001, came out as gay. I don’t know anything about sports, like, at all, but I know that it’s a big deal for an athlete to come out. TMZ says that this makes him, “the first major active American male pro athlete to come out of the closet.”

Mr. Collins spoke to Sports Illustrated. Here’s what he had to say (via TMZ):

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.

I’m glad I can stop hiding and refocus on my 13th NBA season.

Kobe Bryant (ugh) and Ex Mr. Eva Longoria (that’s how we know him here in the celeb gossip world, tbh) Tony Parker tweeted their messages of support and congratulations. From Bryant:

Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others.

You know Bryant was the first to tweet something supportive after his incredibly stupid homophobic statement in 2011.

And from Mr. Parker:

Really hope people will RESPECT Jason Collins for his decision to come out. Just glad he can now relax and not be afraid to be who he is.

NFL player Mike Wallace (Miami Dolphins) tweeted a less than supportive reaction:

All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH (shakin’ my head) …

Jesus Christ, dude. Wallace retracted the tweet and then tweeted this explanation:

Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I don’t understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended.

I kind of understand now where he’s coming from. He’s not a jerk, he’s just clueless. I guess?

Guess Who Has To Have Her Vagina Tattoo Removed?

Eva Longoria's Regretful Vagina Tattoo

As if divorcing her cheating husband isn’t painful enough, Eva Longoria is now having to remove traces of Tony Parker from even her most private of places.

The Examiner is reporting that the actress recently met with a tattoo specialist about erasing the three Tony-themed tattoos that Eva had etched on her body while the couple was together. There’s the “nine” tattoo on the back of her neck, their wedding date on her wrist wrist and the b-ball player’s initials on her you-know-what.

Yikes. As if having to remove a tattoo isn’t bad enough, getting one lasered off your vag because your marriage failed has to be the ultimate bummer.

Any of you ever made the mistake of inking a tribute to the wrong person on your body? Did you keep it as is, cover it up, or get it sandblasted off your bod like poor Eva?

Eva Longoria Found Out That Dog Tony Parker Was Cheating On Her By Reading His Emails

Yesterday it was announced that Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are splitting due to infidelity on Tony’s side, and today we’re finding out how Eva learned of Tony’s affair. Emails and texts, of course. The way they used to do it back in the 1800s.

A source spoke to RadarOnline and explained what Tony did and how Eva caught him:

“Tony had Erin’s personal information stored in an electronic program that only he could access. It was a double shot for her because not only did she find all the information but Eva also realized immediately that Tony had taken steps to hide it from her. The fact that Tony had been hiding Erin’s information and their correspondence made Eva feel like he had been lying to her for months, and basically he had been. They have a long-distance marriage and that alone is not easy. There was already a lot of stress between them. But then when Eva discovered Tony had taken elaborate measures to lie to he she knew it was over.”

Dude, that’s so so so sad for Eva Longoria. No joke. And so so so telling about the state of human relationships. I feel like every single time I hear of people breaking up these days, it has something to do with someone’s email being read or some girl in Florida that someone met on Tumblr. My married friends are flirting on Twitter, my homegirls are breaking into their fuck buddy’s email accounts. As if cheating hasn’t always been a problem, we now have a handful of new ways to engage in it and get caught doing it.

Have you ever caught someone cheating on you via email or text or have you been caught yourself? What was the #1 thing you took from the experience?