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Jason Collins

Kent Bazemore of Lakers falls down while blocking Xaviwer Henry during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Lakers Fall To Nets In Collins’ Debut, 108-102

Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.


FILE — Jason Collins warms up with the Boston Celtics in December 2012. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins To Join Nets For Game Against Lakers

Jason Collins has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and is set to become the first active openly gay player in the NBA.


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Sports World Shows Support For Jason Collins On Twitter

The sports world is reacting to Jason Collins, the first openly gay pro athlete.


Jason Collins #98 of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NBA Vet, Harvard-Westlake Alum Collins Comes Out As Gay

NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.