I would never compare Collins to Robinson. I seriously doubt other players will start attacking Collins and I couldn't imagine him getting death threat after death threat.
With that said, I play basketball in simple Rec leagues, and I get to witness daily how ALPHA and MASCULINE sports are made out to be. I've had numerous occasions where people have called me a faggot and told me to kill myself simply because I have long (And purple) hair. If I deal with stuff like that in simple Rec Leagues and just because of my hair, I can't imagine some of the things Collins will have to go through. I wish him only the best and I hope this is the start to something great.
This shouldn't be a story, but as long as homosexuality is made into a story, this will be a big deal. I'm hoping homosexuality will one day stop being a "Thing" and we can all just...I dunno...not be jerks to each other.