Kevin Durant Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Kevin Durant is one of four Nets players that have tested positive for the coronavirus, he tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Durant said he is feeling alright.

“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” he said.

It was announced earlier today that four Brooklyn players had tested positive for the virus. The Nets paid out of pocket to a private company to conduct the testing, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link).

The team elected to protect the identity of those players, but Durant was willing to go public with his diagnosis. Brooklyn said that all four affected players are isolated and under the care of team doctors, as our own Luke Adams relayed. Three of the four players aren’t exhibiting symptoms, according to the club — it sounds like KD falls into that group.

The latest news means that the total number of NBA players diagnosed with COVID-19 is up to seven, as the four affected Nets join a list that already included Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell and Pistons big man Christian Wood.

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20 thoughts on “Kevin Durant Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    • braveshomer

      1 of 4 Nets….1 fo the 7 overall NBA players. Is how I read it anyways

  1. Last week somebody at another site said it was blown out of proportion because only 100 people have it. Now its hitting 5000. What a difference a week makes

    • All American Johnsonville Dogs

      5000 people have it.

      Majority being killed by it are between 50-90.

      Majority that have the virus won’t die and will be fine.

      Guarantee its more than 5000. Way more.

      • BobLanier'sFeet

        Even so, 5,000 out of 329 million isn’t exactly the plague or Typhoid.

        • tomjoadsghost

          Check back in a month. It’s not even bad yet, but every DOCTOR says, not talking heads on TV or elected idiots.

        • x%sure

          NBA players are as good a random sample as any for having it, and even that is just a snapshot in time. Maybe they get it earlier or later… no way to know if it’s just a cold and does not have to be reported.

        • last week only 5 out of every million Americans were tested. this week about 20 in every million. Testing is lagging behind so when somebody says only 5000 they are unrealistic in the real number of infected.

  2. x%sure

    If everyone had a test, the number said to be affected would be much higher. It will go around.

    • JD Candello

      Def, the higher number of positive testings shouldn’t be what we are afraid of though – This was always going to happen

      Deaths hospital capacities…..food/supply chains are the major concern here

  3. JonnyLucas

    Why are these athletes all getting tested and most ordinary citizens can’t get the access?

    • phillyballers

      Because someone paid out of pocket to do private testing? You can do the same, call the Nets ask them who they used. See if they do a referral discount.

    • All American Johnsonville Dogs

      Do you feel fine? If the answer is yes don’t.go crowding hospitals or doctor offices thinking you’re infected. Waste of time

      Do you not feel well? If yes follow up question, do you just feel bad or do you feel like you’re gonna die. If you just feel miserable take some over the counter stuff hydrate and let it pass.

  4. KnickerbockerAl

    It spreads easy like a cold or flu. With worse results. So you better take this seriously. Get informed and take care. Even if you don’t get sick. You can be a carrier and spread it. Take it serious.

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