LOS ANGELES - Jason Collins, who is 34-years-old, has just become the first openly gay player in any of the four major professional sports.
Rufus Reno with Sports Balls Illustrated Daily said that the 7-foot tall center, who will wear #98, commented that he does not want his gayness to be the main focus of his becoming the first NBA gay player.
Collins played at the Staples Center as his Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-102. He did not score any points but Reno said that he did look quite cute as he ran up and down the court.
After the game Jason was asked how he felt playing in the game. He smiled and said that he felt good but added that he has to make a conscious effort to focus on the game and not on thinking about flirting with the opposing players.
Collins also noted that he has to concentrate on making his voice sound a little more masculine.
His coach Jason Kidd did have to tell him before the game that he would have to wear regular standard basketball shorts down to the knees instead of the Daisy Duke shorts he had picked out.
SIDENOTE: Collins was asked by Rufus Reno if his teammates have given him a nickname yet. He blushed and said that several have suggested that he use the nickname Beyonce.