Kevin Durant and Three Other Nets Players Tested Positive For the Coronavirus

Kevin Durant and Three Other Nets Players Tested Positive For the Coronavirus

Kevin Durant and Three Other Nets Players Tested Positive For the Coronavirus

News that the two-time NBA Finals MVP was among those who had contracted the virus came soon after the Nets confirmed four players had tested positive for Covid-19.

Drake was spotted enjoying an evening out at celeb hotspot The Nice Guy with Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, 31, on Wednesday, Mar. 11 - just a week before Kevin announced he tested positive on Tuesday, Mar. 17.

In addition to the Nets, other National Basketball Association teams have also secured testing for the virus for their players, while the vast majority of Americans still haven't been tested, CBS News reported. He was among the three who were asymptomatic, the outlet reported.

"All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians".

In response to Brooklyn's announcement, the Los Angeles Lakers said they were commencing their own health protocols.

'Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine, ' Durant told The Athletic. "We're going to get through this".

Once that news broke, the Lakers, who passed on previously getting tested, decided it was best to do so now.

"We wish them a speedy recovery". "Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick".

Rudy Gobert of the Jazz was learned to have tested positive for coronavirus shortly before the scheduled start of the contest.

A Thunder declaration claimed: "The Oklahoma City Thunder sought advice from contagious condition professionals for a suggestion on the gamers and also personnel that required COVID-19 testing based upon their direct exposure at the video game on March11 All outcomes have actually returned unfavorable. If we had waited for players to exhibit symptoms, they might have continued to pose a risk to their family, friends and the public", the Nets declaration proceeded.

Two days before the Lakers however, the Nets played the Chicago Bulls, who have not been as quick to recommend testing for their players, according to NBC Sports Chicago's K.C. Johnson.

Due to a shortage of coronavirus testing in America, health officials asked public clinics to test only those with severe symptoms.

It will be awhile, if at all this season, before the Brooklyn Nets return to action at Downtown's Barclays Center.

'The organization is now notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting, ' read a team statement on Tuesday.

The Nets said in a news release that they were "working closely with local health authorities on reporting" and that the Nets' entire traveling party - including players, coaches and staff - has been asked to isolate and monitor any possible symptoms.

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