Former NBA player Jason Collins tests positive for coronavirus

Former NBA participant Jason Collins examined sure for the unconventional coronavirus, he said on Twitter Tuesday.

“I imagine I were given it whilst on a commute to NYC firstly of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Satisfaction night time recreation,” Collins posted on Twitter. “I had my first signs on Wed Mar 11. Horrible headache. A couple of days later I had a fever after which the cough.

“Please keep protected and proceed to social distance. Thanks to each unmarried well being care employee available in the market which are our true heroes at the frontline. Please let’s attempt to flatten the curve & now not crush our well being care device.”

The NBA is on the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak among pro sports leagues. At least 10 active players have tested positive (four from Brooklyn, two from the Utah, two from the Los Angeles Lakers, one from Boston and one from Detroit) plus one basketball staffer from Denver and three staffers from Philadelphia.

Collins, who became in 2014 the first openly gay player to play in the NBA, spent 13 seasons in the league and announced his retirement before the start of the 2014-15 season. He currently is an NBA Cares ambassador.

His twin brother, Jarron, is an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.

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