Surprised by this or nah?
The NY Post has reported that Jason Collin’s ten-day contract will likely be extended for the rest of the season.
In his second game with the Nets, Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in major American sports, received a few more minutes against the Blazers. After sitting for the first three quarters, Collins came in to begin the fourth and played just over seven minutes, with his lone contribution on the stat line being one shot attempt that got blocked.
“Game action is game action,” Collins said afterward. “But tonight, Portland attacked from the start, and it was hard to try to get back into the game.”
Collins’ 10-day contract expires early next week, but the Nets are all but certain to keep him for the rest of the season.
I’m not one bit surprised by this. Collins’ and the media coverage that follows him is great PR for the Nets and serves to benefit the team more than anything he’ll do on the court.