Kevin Durant was among the seven NBA players who tested positive of pandemic COVID-19, 4 of which were Brooklyn Nets players.
Durant announced the news on The Athletic website.
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself, and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” Durant was quoted as saying.
As of this writing, at least 7 NBA players have acquired the virus. The Nets announced Tuesday 3 of their players had tested positive of the virus. However, they did not name the players and said three out of four were asymptomatic or had not shown any symptoms.
“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 team said.
Kevin Durant among 4 Brooklyn Nets players with COVID-19
They also said they are notifying anyone who has had contact with the players, including their opponents.
Last week, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz were revealed to have been infected with the pandemic coronavirus. Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood also tested positive.
“I don’t have any symptoms,” Mitchell said in an interview broadcast by ABC television on Monday. “I could walk down the street (and) if it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. I think that’s the scariest part about this virus.
“You may seem fine, be fine. And you never know who you may be talking to, who they’re going home to.”
According to The New York Times, “the Nets last played the Pistons on Jan. 29 and the Jazz on Jan. 14, but it would be difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint how players have become infected because of how frequently the 30 teams in the league play.”
The NBA postponed its season on March 11, shortly after Gobert revealed he has COVID-19.