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May 1, 2013

Celtics players happy for former teammate Collins


But Rivers knows not everyone will have a favorable reaction to Collins’ announcement if he plays next season.

“There may be some guy in the crowd that may want to voice his opinion,” he said, “but they voice their opinions pretty well when we’re on the road anyway. It’s just white noise at the end of the day, and I’m sure when Jackie Robinson went on the road, some of the things he heard, and they all went away, eventually, and this will go away as well.”

Rivers said Collins’ announcement will “spur debate and opinions” even if it doesn’t spur other gay athletes to come out.

“Everybody should have a right to an opinion,” he said. “We have to have tolerance with everyone.”

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