The sports world was thrown for a loop when it was revealed four Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for coronavirus. Now we know that superstar Kevin Durant is one of those players.
The rona is out here getting everyone. NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski first dropped the “Wojbomb” that four Brooklyn Nets players testing positive for COVID-19 but initially didn’t release the names of those individuals.
The organization released an official statement confirming the developments, and that of the four, one player is showing symptoms, and the others are asymptomatic. The team said all players are currently being 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 the 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 those affected receive the best care possible.”
Soon after it was confirmed by Durant himself that he was one of the four players he confirmed to The Athletic and Stadium but says he is feeling fine and left NBA Insider/Write Shams Charania with this message for fans:
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself, and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”
Durant is the latest big-name name celebrity to be infected with the virus. He joins Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and fellow ballers Donovan Mitchell, Christian Wood, and Rudy Gobert, who was the first NBA to test positive for COVID-19, subsequently shutting the league down.
Twitter is currently exploding with reactions to the bombshell news as they wait to figure out who the other three players are. We already know it is not Spencer Dinwiddie.
Some folks are even pointing out that Durant was spotted with Drake just five days ago.
Yikes. This is getting real spooky.
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