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Thoughtful Jason Collins quiet in return to Boston

It was the same old Jason Collins, sporting a sheepish grin and brimming with humility. He’s a man of few words, but they’re always meaningful.

His return to TD Garden for the first time since coming out as gay last April was uneventful, just as he predicted. At the Nets’ shootaround Friday morning, Collins sat by himself wearing a skullcap to keep warm, waiting for the media that is ever present since he signed Feb. 24.

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