Free agent big man Jason Collins, 35, could soon ink a deal with Brooklyn Nets, which would make him the first active openly gay player in American professional sports.
The 35-year-old, who came out last April inSports Illustrated, has not played since last year after finishing the regular season with the Washington Wizards.
Sources added that the Nets held a private workout with Collins during the All-Star Break in Los Angeles, which is also the athlete’s hometown. If the team does sign Collins, who reportedly was in “good shape,” it would be for a 10-day contract, which is essentially a tryout.
Collins has been a part of six different teams over a 12-year professional career, but spent the majority of his time with the Nets when they played in New Jersey.
Hmmm, is Jason a really good player?