Jason Collins makes home court debut with Brooklyn Nets

Jason Collins stepped onto the court at the Barclays Center in his first home game with the Brooklyn Nets Monday. Collins is the first openly

Collins is growing in popularity and is the first openly gay player in the NBA.

Collins is growing in popularity and is the first openly gay player in the NBA. (3/4/14)

BROOKLYN - Jason Collins stepped onto the court at the Barclays Center in his first home game with the Brooklyn Nets Monday. 

Collins is the first openly gay player in the NBA, and he's quickly becoming the most popular in terms of jersey sales. He's proudly representing No. 98 in tribute to a gay boy named Matt Shepard who was killed in a brutal hate crime in 1998. 

Collins has already played away games with the Nets since signing a 10-day contract, but fans were excited to finally see him in Brooklyn. 

Sources say that the Nets are now planning to sign Collins to a second 10-day contract. The team would have to sign him for the rest of the season if they want to keep him on the roster after that. 

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