Jason Collins was signed to a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets yesterday. He played for 11 minutes. He makes history by being the first openly gay athlete to play in any of the "big 4" North American sports. Agree, disagree, or other, he has made history. Hopefully the hoopla will die down and it won't have to be a news story each and every time this happens in the future.
I do question the purpose of the signing though. There are several other players out there who are younger, have played more in the last couple years, and could perform just as well or better. It is New York and the media attention is going to be there.
Either way, I hope that the hype doesn't last more than a couple days, then dies down, and we don't have to hear about it with every similar instance, for the reason you stated.
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