More NBA players have followed with positive COVID-19 tests since the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA doubled to 14 this week when Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics revealed he was the player on the team who contracted the virus as he plead for people to take social distancing more seriously. Smart’s positive test came right after it was revealed two players on the Lakers had gotten the disease.
The Philadelphia 76ers said three members of their organization tested positive and the Denver Nuggets said someone within their franchise was positive as well.
Something about that just seemed real fishy to Cardi B.
The rapper took to social media and stated loudly that she believed NBA players were being paid to say they have COVID-19.
“I’ve had no symptoms and I feel great,” Smart said on Twitter. “But the younger generation in our country MUST self distance. This is not a joke. Not doing so is selfish. Together we can beat this, but we must beat it together by being apart for a short while.”
On Thursday, the NBA sent out memos telling teams to close their training and practice facilities to all players and staff.