On Tuesday afternoon we learned that four players on the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the coronavirus, a pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill.
Now we know one of the names – Kevin Durant.
KD, who hasn’t played a game this year as he recovers from his Achilles injury, confirmed the news with The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The NBA, as we all know by now, suspended its season last Wednesday after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. His teammate, Donovan Mitchell, has since also tested positive.
Durant told Charania that he is feeling fine and he offered an uplifting message to everyone as we all deal with the ramifications from this virus:
Kevin Durant tested positive for coronavirus, Durant tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Durant says he is feeling fine: "Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this."
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 17, 2020
The Nets last played the LeBron James and the Lakers last week in Los Angeles.
Sources: Lakers just had conference call with players and will be tested tomorrow for Coronavirus and will have 14 day self-quarantine.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) March 17, 2020
[via USA Today Sports]