The Brooklyn Nets made sports history earlier this year when they signed the first openly gay athlete, Jason Collins, to a ten-day contract. Now, after a second 10-day contract, Collins will be rewarded with a contract keeping him in Brooklyn for the rest of the season.
Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam inspired millions when he came out as homosexual before the 2014 NFL Draft. But, he also inspired those who oppose homosexuals to try to take drastic action.
From Kobe Bryant to Kevin Durant to presidents, the sports world was set abuzz Monday morning when NBA player Jason Collins announced he was gay.
NBA center Jason Collins became the first active player in a major professional sport to come out as gay Monday. Collins’ story was released by SI.com as the cover story for this week’s magazine.