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Jason Collins #98 of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 26, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins, Nets Dealing With Bright Spotlight On Nightly Basis

The NBA’s first openly-gay player was surrounded by a throng of cameras and microphones, and at least for the next week or so, Collins will be the face of the Nets wherever they go.


Jason Collins (Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Piece Of History: Jason Collins Has NBA’s Top-Selling Jersey

Collins’ No. 98 jersey rocketed to No. 1 in sales on the league’s official website on its first day available for purchase, NBA senior vice president Vicky Picca said Tuesday.


Jason Collins (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Finds A Welcoming Home In Nets’ Locker Room

Old teammate Jason Kidd coaches the team. Collins played with Joe Johnson in Atlanta and Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Boston, and they are now the respected veterans in Brooklyn.


Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets on the court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on February 23, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Center Jason Collins Becomes NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Collins heard his name called early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in. When he walked onto the court, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major pro leagues.


LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Jason Collins #98 of the Brooklyn Nets gestures from the bench after coming out of the game in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Nets Top Lakers 108-102 In Collins’ Return To NBA Action

Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.


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Boomer & Carton: Opening With Jason Collins’ Historic Return

Once again, Boomer and Craig filled their collective obligation and provided an entertaining start to yet another week as only they can.


Jason Collins (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Collins’ Signing Masks King’s Failures As Nets’ General Manager

It is clearly a terrific day for NBA fans who cheer the league for being progressive when it comes to tolerance. However, as a Nets fan, I find it to be another disappointment in a seemingly endless line since their move to Brooklyn.


FILE -- Jason Collins warms up with the Boston Celtics in December 2012. (credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins

Collins would become the first openly gay athlete to play in any of North America’s four major team sports.


Golden State's Jermaine O'Neal goes up for a dunk against the Nets on Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Jermaine O’Neal Carries Warriors Past Nets, 93-86

O’Neal had season highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds to carry the load for an undermanned frontcourt, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Brooklyn Nets 93-86 Saturday night.


Madison Square Garden (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks-Warriors Tickets Are Highest-Priced NBA Tickets Of 2nd Half

Having now surpassed the All-Star break and trade deadline, the NBA season now heads into the stretch run. Naturally, ticket prices for premier large market teams, especially those on the bubble, are through the roof.


Jason Collins (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Clippers Join Nets In Considering Jason Collins

The undersized Nets worked out Collins during the All-Star break, general manager Billy King confirmed on Thursday. Collins would become the NBA’s first openly gay active player if he’s signed.


Jason Collins (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In Need Of Size, Nets Work Out Jason Collins

General manager Billy King said Thursday the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out center Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed.


Marcus Thornton (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Trade For Thornton Fails To Address Main Concerns

Thornton, a relatively low-percentage gunner on bad teams who wore out his welcome in Sacramento, isn’t the solution to the Nets’ weaknesses that could ultimately steer them adrift towards a doomed outcome.


Marcus Thornton (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Trade Jason Terry, Reggie Evans To Kings For Marcus Thornton

The Nets have agreed to acquire guard Marcus Thornton from the Sacramento Kings for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans.


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Guide To Watching The Nets At Barclays Center

In Brooklyn Bounce, Simon & Schuster author Jake Appleman takes readers through the Brooklyn Nets’ first basketball season in their new home. Here, Jake gives us an insider’s tips on where to eat, drink and sit during a Nets game at the Barclays Center.