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Posted February 23, 2014 by Devon Watkis in Sports
 
 

Nets to Sign Jason Collins.

The Brooklyn Nets are in the process of signing center Jason Collins who last year announced that he was gay.

According to ESPN.com Collins will become the first openly gay player to play in any of North America’s four major sports (NFL,NBA,MLB,NHL).

The 35 year old center will sign a 10 day contract with The Nets.

Collins has not played in the NBA since April 2013 when he was with the Washington Wizards.

Many are showing support to both The Nets organization and the NBA for giving Collins a shot.

According to ESPN.com Athlete Alley, a non-profit organization that works with the NBA on LGBT inclusion congratulated Collins and applauded The Nets.

“Today, Jason Collins tore open the last remaining closet in America, and became the first openly gay player to be signed by a team in one of the big four sports. We are especially excited that Jason will be playing in Brooklyn, just like Jackie Robinson, and in a marriage equality state. This is a piece of history, an important point on the continuum toward justice and a moment to celebrate,” Brian Ellner, a member of the Athlete Ally board of directors said in a statement.

Collins will be dressed for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

Source: ESPN