Jason Collins signs with Brooklyn Nets to become the first openly gay athlete in the NBA

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 24, 2014 10:05 AM |

"The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision. 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."

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-- Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King on the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making Collins the first openly gay athlete in the NBA. Source: ESPN

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