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Jason Collins being gay not a big deal to players

SALT LAKE CITY — It was a landmark 10 minutes, 37 seconds for Jason Collins, the NBA, and acceptance Sunday night at Staples Center.

Collins collected 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and, of course, 5 personal fouls in his return to the NBA and first game as an openly gay player hours after signing with the Brooklyn Nets, who beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-102.

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