The hits just keep on coming at the NBA – two Lakers players have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
The Lakers are now one of five teams in the NBA to have players test positive for the widespread virus. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was the first player to contract the virus.
Since then, teammate Donovan Mitchell, Pistons’ Christian Wood, four Nets players – most notably superstar Kevin Durant – and Boston’s Marcus Smart have all tested positive for coronavirus.
It’s still unclear which Lakers players are the ones who tested positive. NBA insider Shams Charania has the latest on the developing situation:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 19, 2020
Fortunately, neither of the two Lakers players are experiencing any symptoms, as announced by the Lakers on Thursday evening. The two players are under the care of the team’s physician.
Unfortunately, coronavirus continues to make its way around the NBA. Most of the players that have tested positive aren’t experiencing any symptoms, though. All NBA players are self quarantining during this pandemic.
The NBA season continues to be postponed to try and protect the players, staffs and fans. Adam Silver’s quick decision making to suspend the season over a week ago was exactly the kind of action that needed to take place.