Collins Becomes 1st Openly Gay Player With Nets

Jason Collins is set to become the NBA's first active openly gay player.

But his only focus is playing basketball, saying ``I don't have time to really think about history right now.''

Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets earlier Sunday and was to be in uniform for their game in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned.

With a need for another big man, the Nets turned to the 7-foot Collins, who helped them reach two NBA Finals in the early 2000s.

Collins says ``the pressure is playing in an NBA game ... so I think that's enough pressure right there.''

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