The star forward of the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant, is one of the four players on his team who tested positive for coronavirus, according to the information offered by Sharan Charania of “The Athletic”.
Although the team had already announced the positive of four of its players, without mentioning their names, through an official statement, Durant contacted the digital publication to say that he had the disease. COVID-19.
Durant, a four-time scoring champion and two-time NBA Finals MVP, who signed with the Nets last summer as a free agent, said he feels good and that everything is under control, while asking for responsibility to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
“Everyone be careful, take care and quarantine. We’re going to get through this, “Durant told” The Athletic. ”
Although Durant has not been able to play throughout the season because he is recovering from the rupture of the Achilles tendon in his right leg that he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals when he was still a player of the Golden State Warriors, he did travel with him. team on their last tour of the west coast.
He was expected to also travel for the next game, in San Francisco, against his former Warriors team, a game that would have been the first in the NBA without fans in the stands, but he finally chose not to attend.
Christian Wood became the third NBA player to test positive for coronavirus
The game at the end could not be disputed as the regular season was already suspended when last Wednesday night, the French center Rudy Gobert, of the Utah Jazz, became the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus when his The team was in Oklahoma City, where their team was going to face the Thunder home.
With the confirmation of the four Nets players who have tested positive for the coronavirus, three of them without symptoms, there are already seven NBA professionals suffering from the COVID-19 disease.
The other two players who tested positive for the coronavirus were the guard Donovan Mitchel, Gobert’s partner in the Jazz, who personally confirmed this last Thursday and who, in an interview with the ABC television network on Monday, said he felt good and frustrated because So far, he had not shown any signs of being sick.
But he also asked that everyone respect what was established by the health authorities and praised the way Gobert was working to educate the population with his example of taking the disease seriously, something that the French player did not do at first.
Last Saturday, young Detroit Pistons power forward Christian Wood became the third NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus.
The three teams with players infected by the coronavirus, Jazz, Pistons and Nets have informed the NBA and the rival teams they have faced in the last two weeks of competition.
The Nets also reported that the four players are isolated and receiving needed care from team doctors.
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