Between the George Zimmerman trial and an article by NPR, It has been pretty depressing this past week as far as our nation’s progression goes but we’ve got just the news to give you faith in humanity again.
Yesterday, a source confirmed to the NY Daily News that the Brooklyn Nets have discussed signing free agent backup center Jason Collins, the first openly gay male basketball player.
Apparently Collins, 34, who revealed his sexuality in a Sports Illustrated article two months ago, should feel right at home on team as he was teammates with Nets coach Jason Kidd in New Jersey, where they both played under current Brooklyn assistant Lawrence Frank.
The NY Daily News reports:
Collins has not played since announcing he was gay in April, so the next time he steps on the court will be a trailblazing event. And for the Nets, who have been stealing headlines lately by hiring Kidd and completing a blockbuster trade Thursday for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, (it won’t become official until July 10), it’s a chance to represent a different kind of Brooklyn — which is home to a large gay and lesbian community.
Well we’ll be watching to see if the Nets make that major move! It would definitely be a good look!
SOURCE: NY Daily News