BREAKING: Ex-NBA Player Jason Collins Tests Positive For Coronavirus: ‘Terrible Headache’ & Chest Tightness (TWEETS)

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Unlike any other major sport, the NBA has been hit particularly hard with players and people surrounding the team testing positive for the coronavirus. Now, it has hit a former player.

Jason Collins, a 13-year NBA veteran who last played in 2014, announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Collins is most known as the first active NBA player to ever come out as homosexual. The 41-year-old stated he is home resting but is still dealing with chest tightness.

He also encouraged people to practice social distancing while thanking healthcare workers.

An 18th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets would find himself being shipped off to the New Jersey Nets on draft night. He spent seven seasons with the franchise and that included the two years the franchise advanced to the NBA Finals.

He announced his retirement from professional basketball in November 2014.