By Matt Dollinger
February 23, 2014

Jason Collins The Nets signed Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. (Jared Wickersham/NBAE/Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making him the first openly gay player in NBA history. Collins will dress tonight for the Nets' game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Here's a sampling of the reaction to Sunday's historical news from around Twitter. For the reaction to Collins' initial announcement in May that he is gay, click here.

Jason Collins explains decision to come out to SI (05.06.13)

 Michael Sam, NFL prospect and former Missouri star who recently announced that he was gay:

• Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson, Collins' former teammate:

• Heat star Dwyane Wade, via Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report

• Nets general manager Billy King: 

 Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau:

• Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, via Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News:

• Jason's twin brother and former NBA player Jarron Collins:

 L.A. Galaxy player Robbie Rogers, who came out in February 2013:

 Ramona Shelburne of, who broke Collins' signing with the Nets:

• Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:

 Former NBA player Kenny Anderson:'s Kevin Arnovitz with a terrific read on Collins:

 NBA writer K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:

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