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With 10 minutes left in the second quarter of Sunday’s NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers, Jason Collins stepped onto the court and made history. The 35-year-old free agent became the first gay athlete to compete in any of North America’s four professional sports.

Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay NBA Player After Signing with the Brooklyn Nets

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned.

Metta World Peace: Jason Collins Is Welcome on the Lakers

Jason Collins, the professional basketball player who recently announced he’s gay, will have no trouble fitting into an NBA locker room, according to one All-Star.

“I’d play with him on my team,” Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace told PEOPLE at the Showtime pre-fight party before the Floyd Mayweather Jr./Robert Guerrero bout in Las Vegas. When asked whether Collins would be accepted in an NBA locker room, World Peace’s answer was simple: “Of course.”

Jason Collins's Parents Share How They Reacted When They Learned He Was Gay

Jason Collins’s parents had to change the way they thought about both the past and the future when he told them he was gay – but not in the way that counted the most.

Paul and Portia Collins both say they were shocked at their son’s revelation. But they supported him almost from the moment he told them.

NBA's Jason Collins on Coming Out: 'A Huge Weight Has Been Lifted'

Yes, Jason Collins feels a certain amount of pride. But he also feels enormous relief.

“I know that I, right now, am the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” the NBA player, who this week became the first openly gay athlete in a major U.S. team sport, tells ABC News.