Jason Collins' signing noteworthy, but one day it won't be

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Jason Collins (98) will be reunited with fellow ex-Celtics Paul Pierce (34) and Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn.

Jason Collins (98) will be reunited with fellow ex-Celtics Paul Pierce (34) and Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn.

The media frenzy is coming. There is nothing the Nets, the NBA or Jason Collins can do to stop it. The Nets will play in L.A., Portland, Denver and Milwaukee before heading home next week, and Collins will be swarmed by reporters at every stop. It comes with the territory. Collins is a pioneer, breaking one of the last barriers in professional sports. It's a big deal now. Someday, it won't be.