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Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins becomes first openly gay player in NBA

With just over 10 minutes to go in the second quarter of the Lakers game last night, an aging, journeyman 7-foot center checked into the game for the Brooklyn Nets. This wouldn't normally be newsworthy, except for the fact that it was an unremarkable NBA player with a remarkable background.

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