Lakers to undergo coronavirus testing; were Nets' last opponent

  • Lakers to undergo coronavirus testing; were Nets' last opponent

Lakers to undergo coronavirus testing; were Nets' last opponent

The Nets didn't identify the individuals who tested positive but one of them is All-Star Kevin Durant, ESPN confirmed.

Health officials in cities and states throughout the country have reported a shortage of coronavirus testing kits as the outbreak worsened in recent days.

Typically, symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, a fever, and body aches. In Los Angeles County, as of Monday afternoon, only 1,100 people had been tested, which amounts to about.01% of the county's population.

National Basketball Association teams, though, often have better access to advanced medical care. "But perhaps that's the story of life. I've noticed where some people have been tested fairly quickly".

Many teams made arrangements for testing through established connections with hospitals and medical facilities.

Since the NBA's postponement, it is unknown how many teams have been tested, but several franchises who recently played the Jazz have released results.

The Nets did not play the Jazz nor the Pistons in the two weeks before the National Basketball Association suspended the season last Wednesday after Gobert became the first National Basketball Association player to test positive to the virus.

Drake and Durant partied together on March 11 in Los Angeles when the Nets were in Hollywood taking on the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Brooklyn Nets ace is one of four team members who tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, a week after he was spotted hanging out with Drake at West Hollywood hotspot Nice Guy.

The Toronto native has yet to confirm his quarantine on social media, or if he has been tested for the virus - but, like the rest of us, will be spending time at home. That again led to backlash about the players getting tested, including from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't thrilled that National Basketball Association teams have gotten tests for the coronavirus before some sick patients receive that opportunity.

Added Warriors coach Steve Kerr: "It's very hard to find a test in California and many places".

That many tests going to elite athletes while regular Oklahoman's who might have the disease but are not in high-risk categories, could not get tested created some backlash.

The NBA did not specifically respond to criticisms of players being tested, but reasoned that doing so was in the interest of public health.

New York City mayor Bill De Blasio has hit out at National Basketball Association players getting tested for coronavirus ahead of the general public, suggesting tests should not be exclusive to rich and famous people. He also mentioned their "close interactions with the general public". "And two, she didn't ask me if I had been tested and if it was negative or positive", Chandler tweeted.