Previous participant Jason Collins disclosed Tuesday that he not too long ago tested positive for the coronavirus.
Collins, who was the very first overtly homosexual player on a workforce activity, reported on Twitter he thinks he caught it on March 4 when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I analyzed beneficial for COVID19,” Collins commenced. “I believe I got it even though on a trip to NYC at the commencing of the thirty day period for the Brooklyn Nets Pleasure night match. I experienced my to start with indicators on Wed Mar 11. Awful headache. A couple times later I experienced a fever and then the cough.”
Collins claimed he sought cure as not long ago as Saturday and is considering likely back for more.
“On Saturday I went to the ER and received analyzed and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest,” Collins tweeted. “I’m house now resting but continue to dealing with some tightness and may possibly go again to the hospital later on nowadays. OnSaturday my lungs were crystal clear, which certainly is great.”
Collins, 41, played 13 NBA seasons from 2001-14, and spent 7-moreover yrs with the Nets. He came out as brazenly gay in May perhaps 2013 and retired pursuing the2013-14 period.
Collins averaged 3.6 factors and 3.7 rebounds in 735 vocation game titles (477 commences).
His twin brother Jarron also played in the NBA, and is now an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.
At minimum 10 energetic gamers have examined constructive for the coronavirus but only 5 of them have been discovered: Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wooden and the Boston Celtics’ Marcus Intelligent.
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