Jason Collins signs with Brooklyn Nets, becomes first active openly gay player in NBA

Nearly 10 months after becoming the first openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins will finally get his chance to, well, play.
With free-agent-to-be forward Glen Davis telling the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday that he intends to sign with them after he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Eastern and thereby taking the Brooklyn Nets’ top free agent option off the table, the Nets moved quickly to finalize a 10-day deal with Collins. And after USA TODAY Sports first reported Davis’ intentions, the Nets confirmed the expected signing of Collins to a 10-day contract in a statement about the historic event. Collins, who will be the first openly-gay player in all four major North American professional sports, is expected to be available for tonight’s game in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

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