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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.

02/27/2014

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.

02/26/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the University of Missouri Tigers looks to sack Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game on September 4, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Fighting Illini 23-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Lobbyist Says He’s Working To Ban Gay Players From NFL

The GOP strategist’s comments were met with a mix of outrage and bewilderment. One person tweeted, “History will not look kindly upon you Mr. Jack Burkman. Shame on you.”

02/25/2014

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.

02/24/2014

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.

02/24/2014

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.

02/24/2014

(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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.

WFAN–02/24/2014

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.

02/23/2014

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.

02/23/2014

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.

02/21/2014

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.

02/20/2014

Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mizzou’s Michael Sam Could Become NFL’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation.

02/10/2014

Alex Rodriguez answers questions outside the Yankees' clubhouse on Opening Day 2013 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 13 Sports Stories Of 2013

This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.

12/31/2013

Jason Collins attends the GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for GQ)

Jason Collins Named GQ’s ‘Game Changer Of The Year’

The former Nets center made history in April as the first active male athlete in the four major American pro sports to come out.

12/12/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Knicks To Pass On Free Agent Jason Collins

Some speculated Collins, who made history in April as the first active male athlete in the four major American pro sports to come out, would be a fit New York.

11/07/2013

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