Jason Collins makes history

Two weeks after NFL draft prospect Michael Sam came out as gay, setting himself up to be the first openly gay player in league history, Jason Collins -- who came out in April -- became the first openly gay player in any of North America's four major professional sports. The Brooklyn Nets signed the 35-year-old free agent center to a 10-day contract Sunday, and he took the floor against the Los Angeles Lakers that night in Brooklyn's 108-102 win. This is a momentous day in pro sports history. Is the NBA ready? When will openly gay players be commonplace in men's pro sports?

Is the NBA ready for an openly gay player?

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  • How will NBA players react to Jason Collins during his stint with the Nets?

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  • Will Jason Collins be a significant contributor to the Nets this season?

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  • How soon do you expect college and professional male athletes coming out as gay to become a regular occurrence in North America?

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  • Will Jason Collins' debut as the first openly gay player in North America's four major professional sports help Michael Sam's draft stock?

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