Kevin Durant, one of four positive for the Brooklyn Nets

“Everyone must be careful, take care of themselves and quarantine. We are going to overcome this,” says the forward.

Kevin Durant confirmed his coronavirus positive Tuesday, one of four cases detected on the Brooklyn Nets roster. “Everyone must be careful, take care of themselves and quarantine. We are going to overcome this,” revealed the 31-year-old forward, who this season was unable to debut with his team due to a severe tendon injury. Achilles.

According to the portal The Athletic, Durant has not developed any symptoms, although he will scrupulously follow the isolation guidelines imposed by the NBA and under the monitoring of the Nets’ medical staff.

The Brooklyn franchise has not reported the identity of its other three infected, although it did advance that one of them does have the classic symptoms of Covid-19. However, the mere fact that his players have undergone testing has sparked some criticism in the past few hours.

WIN AT STAPLES

“We wish them a speedy recovery. However, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should not undergo these tests while critically ill patients await these tests,” said Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, in a message on Twitter.

Interestingly, the Nets signed their best win of the season last Tuesday, when they surprised the Lakers at the Staples Center (102-104). Two nights later they were no longer able to dispute their commitment behind closed doors against the Warriors, due to the suspension decreed by the NBA.

THE LAKERS QUARANTINED

That decision by Commissioner Adam Silver was the immediate reaction to a positive from Rudy Gobert, a Jazz player. In addition to the French center, this week the cases of Donovan Mitchell, his teammate in Utah, and Christian Wood, power forward of the Detroit Pistons, have transcended.

After the aforementioned game on March 10 in Los Angeles, the Lakers have also confirmed that some of their players are in quarantine. A precautionary measure in the best league on the planet, which announced a four-week hiatus. However, these initial plans could double up to two months.

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