201402231218443307865History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming the NBA’s first active openly gay player. After all, it was almost game time. “Right now I’m focusing on trying to learn the plays, learning the coverages and the game plan and the assignments. So I didn’t have time to really think about history,” Collins said at a crowded press conference less than an hour before his Brooklyn Nets faced the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Nets earlier Sunday and played in the first half against the Lakers, grabbing a rebound and committing a couple of fouls. 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. More