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Jason Collins discloses he has coronavirus, details his condition

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Jason Collins, who had two stints with the Nets — one historic, disclosed Tuesday that he has coronavirus. In a series of tweets, he detailed his symptoms and that he thinks he may have contracted the disease in New York which he visited as part of the Nets Pride Night celebration on March 4.

Collins, of course, was a big part of the Nets two title runs in the early 2000s, then in 2013, came out as a gay American in an interview with Sports Illustrated. The Nets signed him in 2014, making Collins the first openly gay to play in any of the four major team leagues. He has since become a national advocate for gay and other human rights.

Collins is the first former Net to have disclosed he has the virus. Four Nets, including Kevin Durant, tested positive for the virus. The Nets have not disclosed the health status of the four, one of whom was symptomatic.