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Collins still leaving mark in the NBA

Posted: August 15, 2014 at 3:03 a.m.

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, right, talks with head coach Jason Kidd during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Nets won 108-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, right, talks with head coach Jason Kidd during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Nets won 108-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in major professional sports, averaged 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds in 22 late-season games last season, his 13th in the NBA, after signing with the Brooklyn Nets in February.

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