The NBA officially has its first openly gay player! Former free agent Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract on Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets and took to the court later that day. Jason tweeted to fans after the game saying, “What a day! Great win tonight @BrooklynNets over my hometown @Lakers. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey.” The 35-year-old came out last year in an essay in Sports Illustrated saying, “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport, but since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.” Congrats on getting back into the game!
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