NBA star Kevin Durant and three other Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for COVID-19.
The names of the four players were not made public in the team’s release on Twitter, but Kevin Durant soon spoke out about his condition with Shams Charania of The Athletic.
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” Durant told the Athletic. He added that he is feeling OK.
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— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 17, 2020
ESPN reported on Tuesday that the Nets tested players with tests purchased from an unnamed private company.
The NBA suspended its season last Wednesday after Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. Gobert’s All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell later also tested positive, as did Detroit Pistons player Christian Wood.
Durant has not played basketball this season, after rupturing his Achilles tendon during last year’s NBA Finals while playing for the Golden State Warriors.