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Jason Collins makes history

Veteran basketball player Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete to play in a competitive game for a major US professional sports league.

130430090744-jason-collins-comes-out-day-1-single-image-cutEarlier on Sunday, he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

Collins entered the court at the start of the second quarter in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

The 35-year-old centre, who came out last April when unsigned has played for five other NBA teams, and was given a warm reception by the crowd.

Shine on!

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