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Jason Collins becomes NBA's first active openly gay player

Jason Collins signed with the Nets on Sunday and played against the Lakers, becoming the NBA's first openly gay player.

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Jason Collins to sign 2nd 10-day contract

The Nets will keep Jason Collins on the roster until at least the middle of March.

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Jason Collins is in

Even as he made sports history, Jason Collins just did his job.

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Collins: 'Focusing on basketball,' not history

Collins stressed the point that he's focused on helping the Nets win games and not making history as the first active openly gay player in the United States' four major professional sports leagues.

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Jason Collins congratulated by players, commish

NBA players and commissioner Adam Silver congratulate Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in North American major sports, on his signing with the Brooklyn Nets.

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Nets sign Jason Collins

The Nets announced the signing of Jason Collins to shore up their frontcourt depth, which makes him the first active openly gay player in the league's history.

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Collins in 'best shape of his life'

Jason Collins has been hard at work during the offseason, according to his twin brother.

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Pistons unlikely to sign Collins

Jason Collins has had discussions with the Pistons, but it's looking unlikely that the veteran center will be heading to Detroit.

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Chris Broussard releases statement

ESPN NBA reporter Chris Broussard made controversial comments on the Jason Collins announcement on the network's Outside The Lines on Monday. Late Monday, he addressed those comments.

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Collins gets call of support from President Obama

President Barack Obama was among those to reach out to Jason Collins with words of support after he became the first-ever active pro athlete from a major sports league to come out as gay.

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Jason Collins' bold statement

Jason Collins' coming out has made a profound statement on the league. So far, most are publicly supporting his cause. Hopefully that continues.

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Outsports' Cyd Zeigler on Jason Collins

We knew this day would come. We didn't know if it would be this week or next year. But now that it has, I get the feeling that, unlike David Kopay 40 years ago, this may open the door to many more in the near future when everyone sees it worked out just fine for Collins. He did it in the perfect way: In his own words. The column he wrote was strong, and it sends a clear message: I'm OK with who I am.

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Many stand behind Collins' coming out

When NBA player Jason Collins publicly came out in an article published by Sports Illustrated, it was a monumental moment in pro sports. But he's already receiving a bevy of support.

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Jason Collins reveals he's gay

Twelve-year veteran Jason Collins is the first active NBA player to announce that he is gay, revealing the news in a Sports Illustrated exclusive.

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