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Jason Collins signs 10-day contract with the Nets

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The Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins. (Source: CNN) The Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Jason Collins will be the NBA's first active openly gay player.

The Brooklyn Nets signed the free agent center to a 10-day contract on Sunday.

Collins is available to play in Sunday night's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old has played 12 NBA seasons, including his first seven with the Nets.

Collins revealed he is gay at the end of last season, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned.

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