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NBA: Collins says one rival has made gay taunts

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, says he has been the subject of taunts from only one opponent in the month since his groundbreaking debut. The 35-year-old US 7-footer (2.13m) has played in the NBA since 2001 but revealed after last season that he was homosexual. He remained unsigned until the Nets, with whom he twice reached the NBA Finals, signed him last month.

NBA: Nets sign pioneer Collins to another 10-day deal

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, has signed a second 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, team general manager Billy King announced Wednesday. Collins scored three points and grabbed five rebounds in 36 minutes on the court as a reserve center over five games in his first 10-day deal. The 35-year-old American became the first openly gay player in any of the four major American men's team sports when he walked onto the court for the Nets on February 23 in a road game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Collins jersey sale proceeds to go to charity

The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups. Collins became the first openly gay, active male athlete in one of the four major North American professional team sports Sunday, when he signed as a free agent with his original team, the Nets. His jersey has quickly risen to the number one spot on the top-selling jersey list at NBAStore.com.

Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

Jason Collins took another trailblazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sports league Sunday when he took the court for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. Hours after the Nets inked Collins to a 10-day contract, he came in as a substitute in the second quarter of the Nets' game against the Los Angeles Lakers, receiving the kind of warm welcome from the Staples Center crowd more usually reserved for their own players.

Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

Jason Collins took another trailblazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sports league Sunday when he took the court for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. Hours after the Nets inked Collins to a 10-day contract, he came in as a substitute in the second quarter of the Nets' game against the Los Angeles Lakers, receiving the kind of warm welcome from the Staples Center crowd more usually reserved for their own players.

Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

Jason Collins took another trailblazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sports league Sunday when he took the court for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. Hours after the Nets inked Collins to a 10-day contract, he came in as a substitute in the second quarter of the Nets' game against the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the 13-year NBA veteran's first appearance in the league since he went public in April about his homosexuality, a revelation that came after his contract with the Washington Wizards expired.

Nets sign openly gay Collins to historic NBA contract

Jason Collins was ready for his next trail blazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sport on Sunday after signing with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. The Nets inked Collins to a 10-day contract and he was expected to see some playing time against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. It will be the 13-year NBA veteran's first appearance in the league since he went public last April about his homosexuality, a revelation that came after his contract with the Washington Wizards expired.

Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

Jason Collins became the first openly gay player to take the floor in an NBA game Sunday, 10 months after going public about his sexuality. Hours after he inked a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, Collins came on as a substitute with 10:28 remaining in the second quarter of the Nets' game against the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the 13-year NBA veteran's first appearance in the league since he revealed in April that he was gay. bb/oh

Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

Jason Collins became the first openly gay player to take the floor in an NBA game Sunday, 10 months after going public about his sexuality. Hours after he inked a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, Collins came on as a substitute with 10:28 remaining in the second quarter of the Nets' game against the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the 13-year NBA veteran's first appearance in the league since he revealed in April that he was gay. bb/oh

Nets sign openly gay Collins to historic NBA contract

Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Sunday to become the first openly gay man playing in a major US professional sports league. The Nets confirmed the widely reported deal on their official Twitter feed, and Collins was expected to be in uniform for Sunday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Collins, 35 and a 13-year NBA veteran, revealed his homosexuality last April. But that was after his contract with the Washington Wizards had expired, and he had not been picked up by another team since then.
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