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Jason Collins Close to Signing with the Brooklyn Nets [UPDATE]

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Jason Collins is on the verge of making NBA history. USA Today’s Sam Amick writes the Brooklyn Nets will sign Collins to a 10-day contract before Sunday night’s game vs. the Lakers in Los Angeles. If and when he plays for the Nets, he’ll become the first openly gay player to participate in an NBA game. Collins, 34, made national headlines when he came out in April.

Before it becomes official, Glen Davis needs to sign with the Clippers after he clears waivers at 5 p.m. according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Obviously this is a developing situation and will be huge news if it comes to fruition as quickly as tonight, especially on heels of the Michael Sam news earlier this month.

UPDATE: It’s official. Jason Collins is a New Jersey Net once again. Feel free to concoct your elaborate publicity stunt conspiracy theories in the comments.

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