Updated: Monday, 24 February 2014 04:37 | By Agence France-Presse

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.


Nets sign openly gay Collins to historic NBA contract

Professional basketball player Jason Collins speaks on November 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California - by Imeh Akpanudosen

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.

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