As the coronavirus keeps spreading all over the world and the United States, more public figures announce their positive tests on social media. On Tuesday, former NBA player Jason Collins announced on his Twitter profile that he tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Collins, he believes he contracted the virus on a trip to New York City to attend to the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. He started experiencing symptoms on March 11 with a headache, fever and coughing. Later in the week, he went to the hospital to get tested.
Please stay safe and continue to social distance. Thank you to every single health care worker out there that are our true heroes on the frontline. Please let’s try to flatten the curve & not overwhelm our health care system.
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) March 24, 2020
Collins played for 13 years in the NBA, he was first drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 18th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft but was immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets, where he played for 7 seasons.
He played for several teams in the Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, and Washington Wizards before he came back to the Nets, this time in Brooklyn, and retire in 2014