The Brooklyn Nets released a statement announcing that the first openly gay player in the four major sports in the United States of America, Jason Collins , has been signed for the remainder of the season. Below is the statement.
Brooklyn, NY – The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season, General Manager Billy King announced today.
Collins, who signed 10-day contracts on February 23 and March 5, has appeared in eight games for the Nets, totaling five points, six rebounds and six steals in 78 minutes.
Currently in his 13th NBA season, Collins has played in 721 NBA games, with averages of 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game.