As the Coronavirus pandemic turns…two players for the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive.
The Lakers organization made the announcement on Thursday but withheld the names of the players.
We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19. Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician.
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The NBA season was suspended after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19.
Since then, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz also tested positive. From there, the NBA began to get hit hard.
Christian Wood (Detroit Pistons), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), three Brooklyn Nets players, three Philadelphia 76ers, and one member of the Denver Nuggets have all tested positive for COVID-19.
NBA spokesperson, Mike Bass issued the following statement:
Public health authorities and team doctors have been concerned that, given NBA players’ direct contact with each other and close interactions with the general public, in addition to their frequent travel, they could accelerate the spread of the virus.
Following two players testing positive last week, others were tested and five additional players tested positive. Hopefully, by these players choosing to make their rest results public, they have drawn attention to the critical need for young people to follow CDC recommendations in order to protect others, particularly those with underlying health conditions and the elderly.
Sending up prayers for everyone during this trying time.
Source: CBS Sports