Jason Collins Signs With Brooklyn Nets, Becomes First Active Openly Gay Player in NBA History

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The reports were true! Jason Collins has been signed by the Brooklyn Nets, making history as the first active openly gay player in American professional sports.

He is expected to play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday evening at Staples Center, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.

“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement. “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.”

Congrats to Jason Collins!

[via ESPN]

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