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Reports: Brooklyn To Sign Jason Collins, Who Will Be First Openly-Gay Player In NBA (Update: It’s A Done Deal)

Oh no NFL, NO YOU DON’T. Seems that the NBA will be the first major team sport with an openly gay player, as reports have Jason Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets today or tomorrow, after Glen “Big Baby” Davis spurned their offer. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports that Collins will be in uniform for the Nets tonight against the Lakers at the Staples Center.

And Yahoo Sports says it’s a done deal.

So Missouri linebacker Michael Sam had the spotlight for the past couple of weeks, and is probably happy to relinquish it for a bit. Barriers being broken, progress being achieved, world spinning nicely on all cylinders. Now if we could just get Hollywood to release some decent movies between New Year’s and March, we humans would be doing pretty well.

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