5:23 PM PT — KD’s positive test is probably very interesting to his buddy, Drake.
The Nets were in town to play the Lakers last Tuesday. Of course, Kevin didn’t play, but he was at the game, and afterward he kicked it with Drake at Nice Guy in West Hollywood.
It could just be coincidence, but Drake posted video from the basketball court in his Toronto mansion. He said, “My life for the next however long.” Makes it sound like he’s self-quarantining … perhaps out of an abundance of safety?
2:52 PM PT — The L.A. Lakers — the last team to play the Nets before the league’s suspension — just had a conference call with all the players … and everyone will be tested for COVID-19 and undergo a 14-day quarantine, according to Brad Turner.
2:29 PM PT — Kevin Durant says he is one of the Nets players who tested positive for coronavirus.
The NBA superstar told The Athletic he’s feeling fine — but adds, “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”
The coronavirus has just hit the Brooklyn Nets … HARD.
The team announced FOUR players have tested positive for COVID-19 — which is essentially a THIRD of the roster!
Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms while three are asymptomatic,” the team said in a statement.
“All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.”
“The organization is currently 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.”
“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible.”