Jason Collins' place in sports history is now secure.
After playing for 11 minutes for the Brooklyn Nets in a 108-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, Collins became the first active openly gay player in the history of the National Basketball Association.
He entered the game on Sunday (23 February) during the second quarter with minimal fanfare and went on to pick up two rebounds, a steal and five fouls. He did not score.
It was just earlier in the day that Collins, 35, had signed a 10-day contract with the Nets.