But as far as the folks in the
Just two days after he signed with the Nets and became the league's first openly gay player, Collins' No. 98 jersey was the top seller on NBAStore.com. A league spokesperson told the Associated Press it is selling well again Wednesday.
And he hasn't even worn that number in a game yet. It wasn't available Sunday for the Nets game against the
Plus, Collins only signed a 10-day contract with the Nets. Of course, he could re-sign -- or his stint with the team could be over in a week.
But that probably doesn't matter much to many of the people buying the jersey. Collins has said he wears No. 98 as a tribute to
Chances are, the jersey and its number will continue to hold great significance to a lot of folks long after Collins' time in Brooklyn comes to an end.