Jason Collins signs with Nets, becomes NBA's first active openly gay player

Published 02/23 2014 09:43PM

Updated 02/23 2014 11:52PM

When Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, he became the NBA's first active openly gay player.
When Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, he became the NBA's first active openly gay player./ESPN
Los Angeles (WSYR-TV) - When Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, he became the first active openly gay player in not only the NBA, but in North America's four major professional sports.

He suited up and played for the Nets Sunday night on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 35-year-old center revealed he was gay in an interview with Sports Illustrated last year.

He has played 12 NBA seasons, including his first seven with the Nets.

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