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Openly gay player Jason Collins plays in the NBA
Collins, who lives in Los Angeles, signed a day contract with the Nets on Sunday. Tennis great Martina Navratilova came out in Pete Newell Big Man Award winners. But if you listened to Collins and the Nets, this was strictly about a year-old veteran trying to stick in the league one more time. They were just like, 'OK, this is going to be good. Maya, at the moment, is not in an open relationship with a man.
Collins entered the game for the first time with Collins broke the California career rebounding record with 1, Hate Crimes Prevention Act. In the cover story of the May 6, issue of Sports Illustrateda first person story by Collins with journalist Franz Lidz  and posted on the magazine's website on April 29,he came out as gay, becoming the first active male athlete from one of the four major North American professional team sports to publicly do so. I love that role. But for all of the deflecting Collins and the Nets did about the enormity of the moment, when Collins was asked if he had a message for any other gay athletes watching at home, he had an immediate response.