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Jason Collins Makes History In Brooklyn Nets Victory!

Jason Collins made his return to the court on Sunday night, but this time with the distinction as the first openly gay player in the NBA! 

Check out Collins taking the court as a newly minted member of the Brooklyn Nets!

From NBA.com:

Collins entered the game with 10:28 left in the second quarter and the Nets leading 35-26 after Nick Young made the first of his two free throws. The crowd welcomed him with a nice ovation when public address announcer Lawrence Tanter announced his name.

Walking to the scorer's table to check into the game for the first time, "It felt like, `I've done this a thousand times before,' `' Collins said. `'You go to the scorer's table, you hear what the play's going to be for the next offensive play and you go out there. Once you're out on the court, it's basketball. It's what I've been doing for almost three decades."

The Nets beat the Los Angeles Lakers with a score of 108-102. Congrats to Collins and the team! 

 

(Video Source: Towleroad)

Comments

I read that he signed a "10 week contract".  Does anybody know what means?  Regardless, now that he has made history, I hope that the press allows him to play basketball to the best of his ability.

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