Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Brooklyn Nets agree to sign first openly gay player, Jason Collins

See also

According to NBA.com, the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal with Jason Collins on Sunday. During a meeting in California, Jason Collins is expected to the sign this deal to become the first openly gay player in the NBA.

According Mark Stein of ESPN, Collins is expected to be in uniform tonight for Brooklyn’s contest with the Lakers.

Jason Collins came into the league in 2001 when he was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. Now, in his 13th year, his career has come full circle with the organization that started his long journey in the NBA.

Jason Collins revealed to the world that he was gay in the spring of 2013. However, he didn’t have a contract, so it was unclear if the center would ever get another chance in the league. Since the start of the season, Collins patiently waited until after the recent trade deadline that passed last week.

Jason Collins will see some familiar faces in the Nets organization. According to Sportsline.com, he was a teammate of head coach, Jason Kidd from 2001-2008. Collins also played with new teammates, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last season.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

For more sports news, check out Top 10+1 Sports Blog. If you liked this article, click the Subscribe button to receive email updates when a new article is published. Follow William on Facebook and Twitter. Find more by William on his music and sports page. Submit your mailbag questions via Tumblr.

Advertisement

Related Videos:

  • EA reveals sneaker details in ‘NBA Live 15’
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518398891" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518398891&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Carmelo Anthony was frustasted with last year, excited about upcoming season
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517289521" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517289521&autoStart=true"></div>
  • No Brittney Griner, no problem for Phoenix as Mercury wins WNBA title
    <iframe width="600" height="358" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aUKzuRw6Znk?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>