Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay NBA Player to Appear in Game
(LOS ANGELES) -- NBA center Jason Collins played his first game Sunday night since announcing his free agency last year. It was also the first time Collins has played professionally since he revealed he was gay in late April 2013. Collins has sat on the sidelines this season, waiting for a team to pick him up. Finally, the Brooklyn Nets signed him to a 10-day contract, officially making Collins the first openly gay player in any of the four major U.S. professional sports.