I don’t understand the commotion about the gay athletes, but it’s been quite the buzz topic lately after Missouri Linebacker Michael Sam announced that he is in fact a homosexual. The conversation continued yesterday as NBA Forward, Jason Collins was signed to the Brooklyn Nets this weekend making him the first openly gay NBA Player. Dope!
The Nets moved quickly to make the historic signing of the 35-year-old free agent center to have another big body available against the Lakers. Brooklyn had been contemplating signing Collins for the past week and the need for Collins became greater after the Nets dealt rebounding specialist Reggie Evans to the Sacramento Kings last week.
ESPN.com reported that the Nets quietly auditioned Collins last week in Los Angeles, paving the way from him to rejoin the franchise he spent his first six-plus seasons in the league.
Collins is reunited with Nets coach Jason Kidd, who played with the defensive-minded big man in New Jersey from 2001-08, making two trips together to the NBA Finals.
Congrats to Jason Collins & the Brooklyn Nets.
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