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Nets to sign Jason Collins for rest of season

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After waiting until Feb. 23 to be signed, Jason Collins will be a member of the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season, ESPN is reporting. Collins has been signed to two 10-day contracts and the Nets will extend him through the season, including the playoffs.

Since becoming the first openly gay NBA player, Collins has been a great fit on the Nets, who have gone 7-2 with him on the team. The predicted "media frenzy" many said would hamper a team with an openly gay player has not materialized. Collins has held media sessions before each road game, but there isn't anything new for anyone to ask and nothing Collins can say that we haven't heard already. It's old news and I mean that in a good way.

The Nets next play the Miami Heat on Wednesday night and would be cool to see him on the court against LeBron James.