LOOK: Some NBA Players Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has just announced that out of the 322 players tested for COVID-19 since arriving on the NBA Campus on July 7, 2020; 2 have returned confirmed positive tests while in quarantine. Those players never cleared quarantine and have since left the Campus to  isolate at home or in isolation housing.

Since July 1, 2020, during in-market testing, 19 NBA players newly tested positive. These players are now staying in their home markets and recovering until they are cleared under CDC guidelines and NBA rules for leaving home isolation and joining the Campus.

The NBA has not revealed which players have tested positive. However, Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook posted a tweet sharing that he tested positive before his team went to Orlando.

In his tweet, Westbrook revealed: “I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando. I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared. Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up! #whynot”


It has also been reported that Rockets’ James Harden tested positive for COVID-19 mere days before his team flew out to Florida for the restart of the season.

It has previously been reported that Rockets’ Bruno Caboclo also broke quarantine recently and therefore has had to restart the quarantine process. Sacramento Kings’ Richaun Holmes also crossed the campus line to get food.

There is no news whether the NBA plans on adjusting their plans after these results, but they had originally announced that they would be restarting the season on July 30, 2020.

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