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Jason Collins makes Brooklyn home debut

Mar 3, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

When Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American team sports, he got a nice ovation –  in Los Angeles.

Since signing Collins, the Nets have played at the Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks.

But tonight, the Nets returned to Brooklyn, giving Collins a chance to make his home season debut.

With Brooklyn up 17 points, Collins received a standing ovation when he checked in with 2:41 remaining.

Then, in true Collins fashion, he committed a foul six seconds later.

  1. pfic15 - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    In case you missed it, he’s done so the last 12 years. Sure even Collins has been getting tired of it all.

  2. musketmaniac - Mar 4, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    didn’t he have a brother, jarred. maybe

    • genericcommenter - Mar 4, 2014 at 12:55 AM

      Jarron, and he hasn’t played in 3 years. Imagine how much he sucked :)

    • trbowman - Mar 4, 2014 at 1:07 AM


  3. davidly - Mar 4, 2014 at 3:05 AM


  4. bendover09 - Mar 4, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    0.8 pts / 1.0 rbs

    No, this is not a joke. Collins jersey has also reached to one of the top selling jerseys

  5. reesesteel23 - Mar 4, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    HAHA…..and on his first play he gives up and AND-1. Most hilarious thing all night.

  6. 1historian - Mar 4, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Is there ONE person out there who DOESN’T know that this guy is gay?

    If there is, I have a question for him or her – do you care?

    Mr. Feldman – can we PLEASE move on?

    Pretty pretty pretty PLEASE?

    Or could it be that you are stuck on this and can’t get off it?

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      Again, there is interest in this story both from our editors and, based on traffic numbers, from our readers. If you really didn’t care you would be apathetic, not commenting on or clicking on the article. People who click on this to say this isn’t a story show it draws a real reaction and both is a story and is something we should do more of. You voted with your eyeballs.

      • trickybastard - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:24 PM

        And hence we have the real reason you keep beating this dead horse: to drum up web traffic and click-throughs. Thank you TMZ. I guess sometimes you have to create the news when reporting it gets old.

  7. telldatruth - Mar 4, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    all PR!!!! Collins hasn’t had game in 10 years.

  8. telldatruth - Mar 4, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Did you see is bf clapping?

    • ranfan12 - Mar 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      Lmao all those people there clapping and you ask us if we recognize a single person?

  9. billtetley53 - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Why tell, we didn’t know you were at the game. Good for you for supporting your man!

  10. trickybastard - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Hey Feldman, we know he’s the first openly gay athlete ok? You’ve beat it to death. Like Mike Florio with Tim Tebow. You make a great protege of that snake charmer

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