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Jason Collins Tweets Thanks After Making NBA History

<p>NBA's first openly gay player helps Nets to victory.</p>
Image: Jason Collins, Jordan Hill
Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, left, battles for a rebound with Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill.Mark J. Terrill / AP

Jason Collins became the first openly gay player to play in one of the four major American pro sports leagues on Sunday, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a 108-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

After the game Collins took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.