Los Angeles Lakers To Get Tested For Coronavirus
Following reports that NBA superstar Kevin Durant and three other players of the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), players of the Los Angeles Lakers are set to undergo testing and a 14-day self-quarantine.
The Lakers played against the Nets on March 10—the day before the NBA was forced to suspend the season following a positive test by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
The Lakers said in a statement: "Given the exposure risks from our game against the Nets on March 10th, we are following the next steps of our COVID-19 procedures and protocol that are established in consultation with various health officials, the NBA and our UCLA Health doctors."
It added, "The health and well-being of our players, staff, fans, and society in general, is of paramount importance to us, and will continue to be our focus.We appreciate the support of our fans, family and friends, and wish everyone affected by this virus a speedy and healthy recovery."
Lakers statement pic.twitter.com/sMqXZzCKWd— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) March 18, 2020
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood have previously been confirmed to test positive, bringing the total of NBA players infected with the deadly virus to seven.