NBA: Two Los Angeles Lakers players test positive at Covid 19
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets also confirm positive tests in their respective organizations
Two players on the Los Angeles Lakers tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced Thursday. The identities of the players have not been revealed.
“Today we learned that two Lakers players have proven positive,” the team said in a statement. “Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team doctor.
“All players and members of the Lakers staff are asked to continue to observe the self-quarantine and home shelter guidelines, closely monitor their health, consult their personal doctors and maintain constant communication with the team. “.
The urge to test the Lakers increased when four members of the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for coronavirus. The Nets played the Lakers in Los Angeles on March 10, a day before the NBA season was suspended due to the outbreak.
The Nets made the announcement on Tuesday of the four positive tests, with injured star Kevin Durant later revealing he was one of the players.
The Lakers were tested Wednesday at their practice facility in El Segundo, California. Later Wednesday, striker LeBron James recorded his quarantined video.
“The health and well-being of our players, our organization, our fans and all those potentially affected by this situation is crucial,” said the team. “As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, family and friends and wish everyone who is affected by this virus to recover quickly.”
There are now 10 confirmed positive tests for coronavirus among NBA players, but only five of these players have been identified: Durant, Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, Christian Wood of Detroit Pistons and Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics.
Smart revealed its positive test on Thursday.
Three members of the Philadelphia 76ers organization tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced Thursday.
76ers did not reveal which individuals tested positive. The club said that all other test results have turned negative.
“The health of our players, staff, fans and the community is paramount, and we continue to be led by medical experts right now,” the club said in a statement.
“We extend our gratitude and appreciation to public health and medical communities for their tireless efforts in these difficult times, as well as to our fans and partners for their support.”
Denver Nuggets have announced a positive coronavirus test within the organization and did not disclose the person’s identity, nor did it announce if it was a player or staff member who tested positive.
“The person, who was tested after manifesting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on March 16, is currently under the care of the team’s medical staff and in self-isolation. The test was undertaken following the directions of state officials and Team doctors, “Nuggets said in a statement released Thursday.
“The health and safety of our players, of our organization, of those in all of our league and of all those potentially affected by this situation is fundamental”.