Category: Sport

Michele Roberts: Expect more NBA players to test positive for coronavirus

National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, via Mark Medina of USA Today: “A whole lot of us are going to test positive. Even if we aren’t positive, we got the virus. I don’t intend to disclose identities because there’s a stigma attached to that. But I certainly know there will be more players, […]

Adam Silver on NBA permanently shifting its calendar: ‘Possibly’

The NBA – on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic – is reportedly motivated to finish the current season. It’s easy to envision that pushing the playoffs into August. At that point, the league can’t simply turn around and immediately play another season, which could push the start of next season into December. Then what? […]

Member of organization tested positive for coronavirus

Now, the Nuggets have a positive test. Nuggets release: On Thursday, March 19th, a member of the Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for COVID-19. The person, who was tested after experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on March 16th, is currently under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation. The testing was undertaken following […]

NBA orders teams to close practice, training facilities indefinitely

While the NBA remains shut down due to the coronavirus, with seven players having tested positive, NBA teams have been able to keep their practice and training facilities open to players. That meant players could come in and work out in limited numbers at a time, in what the league called a “one player, one […]

Three members of Philadelphia 76ers organization test positive for coronavirus

Seven NBA players — including Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, and Rudy Gobert — have tested positive for the coronavirus, plus one member of the Denver Nuggets organization. Now add three members of the 76ers organization, as well. The team made the announcement Thursday. The club had players, coaches, and basketball operations staff that had contact […]

Two Lakers players test positive for coronavirus

NBA players union Executive Director Michelle Roberts said Wednesday to expect more NBA players would test positive for the coronavirus. That didn’t take long. Two Lakers have tested positive for the virus, the team confirmed Thursday (Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news). Players were tested Wednesday in the wake of the announcement that […]

Boston’s Marcus Smart says he tested positive for coronavirus

Now there are 10 NBA players known to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus that has shut down both the league and American society. Boston’s Marcus Smart self-identified as the Celtic who tested positive for the disease, taking to Twitter to say he is doing well. Hopefully, his message is heeded by those who […]