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Celtics G Marcus Smart Announces He's Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Celtics guard Marcus Smart dribbles up the ball.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 14: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics celebrates during the second half against the Sacramento Kings at TD Garden on March 14, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Kings 126-120. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart announced tonight that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-quarantine.

Earlier tonight, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that two members of the Los Angeles Lakers and one Celtic tested positive for COVID-19. Reporters are prohibited from revealing the names of those with the virus due to HIPPA regulations.

However, some who have tested positive have chosen to come forward. Smart did that in a Twitter video.

"I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive," he wrote. "I've been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP."

At least 10 NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus, which caused the shutdown of the league's season and all American sports last week. Among them are Kevin Durant, Christian Wood, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, who was the first NBA player to test positive.

The Philadelphia 76ers also announced today that three staff members have COVID-19. In the NFL, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed this afternoon he too has contracted the virus.

Best of luck to Marcus and we hope he gets well soon.