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Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets ‘All But Certain’ To Keep Collins On Roster For Remainder Of Season

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first openly-gay player when he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on February 23, and it looks like he’s here to stay.

02/27/2014

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 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