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USA TODAY Sports’ Build Medina breaks down how NBA gamers are coping with the stoppage in play as a result of COVID-19.

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Veteran NBA participant Jason Collins examined certain for the unusual coronavirus, he said on Twitter Tuesday.

“I enjoy I obtained it whereas on a outing to NYC within the muse of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Satisfaction evening sport,” Collins posted on Twitter. “I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Hideous headache. Just a few days later I had a fever after which the cough.

“Please preserve proper and proceed to social distance. Thank you to every single properly being care employee accessible which would be our intellectual heroes on the frontline. Please let’s strive and flatten the curve & now not overwhelm our properly being care machine.”

I examined certain for COVID19. I enjoy I obtained it whereas on a outing to NYC within the muse of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Satisfaction evening sport. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Hideous headache. Just a few days later I had a fever after which the cough.

— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) March 24, 2020

The NBA is at the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak amongst pro sports actions leagues. At the least 10 active gamers have confidence examined certain (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 predominant overtly pleased participant to play within the NBA, spent 13 seasons within the league and announced his retirement before the open of the 2014-15 season. He for the time being is an NBA Cares ambassador.

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

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