Two Lakers Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

8:14pm: JaVale McGee has tested negative, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports tweets. The veteran center has asthma and battled pneumonia last season.

6:58pm: The Lakers plan to test a small group of coaches and staffers who had close contact with the players, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. Both of the players with positive tests are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of a team physician, according to the team’s Twitter feed (Twitter link).

6:25pm: A pair of Lakers players have tested positive for the coronavirus, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

The number could grow as the team could test other players who were not tested on Wednesday morning, Charania adds.

The amount of players and personnel testing positive for COVID-19 throughout the league continues to rise at an alarming rate.

The news regarding the Lakers players broke just minutes after the Sixers revealed that three members of their organization – not necessarily players – tested positive.

With the addition of the Lakers duo, nine NBA players are known to have tested positive for COVID-19 so far: Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, Pistons big man Christian Wood, former MVP Kevin Durant, and three other unidentified Nets players and the Lakers pair. Adding the trio from the Sixers and a member of the Nuggets’ organization who has also tested positive, the total number of NBA players and personnel with the coronavirus has jumped to 13.

[UPDATE: Marcus Smart tests positive for coronavirus]

In their last four games before the stoppage of play, the Lakers played Philadelphia, Milwaukee, the Clippers and Brooklyn.

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13 thoughts on “Two Lakers Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

    • snotrocket

      This is China’s fault, and the world should come together and release a fury on them that makes every war ever waged up to this point look like a middle school fist fight.

      • Easy snotrocket you psychopath, there are no more real wars anymore only the end of humanity, I doubt you want that, but you should certainly stop buying products made by child labor there

        • x%sure

          There’s no end of humanity; that theory is as bad as the one that Chinese made covid10 true.

          Antibodies is the natural defense. Humans are alive in the first place because of our immune system’s machinations.
          link to google.com
          link to theverge.com

          The shoulder-shrugging attitude in this approach is almost funny. They are like, yes it stops viruses, but so what.

  1. braveshomer

    it truly is China’s fault…UN needs to step in and regulate their food regulations which is how each and every year these diseases originate. It’s crazy how they regulate every aspect of Social interaction… yet let animal, produce and the related products run rampid

    • MoneyBallJustWorks

      don’t buy from there.

      countries have choices too. I’m not a supporter of China but this is just totally shifting blame to one side. the us didn’t have to accept flights after they found out. the president didn’t need to downplay this. Fox didn’t need to call this fake and more important, countries most effected right now simply didn’t restrict international air travel fast enough.

      everyone has a reason to blame here. China was the originator sure but simply passing off any responsibility of others is ludicrous

      • snotrocket

        China covered up how bad it was to begin with. They jailed people for talking about it. They need to pay. If they don’t agree to wipe out all debt owed to them, they should be wiped out.

      • phillyballers

        I think you are just deviating from his argument. US buying products from China isn’t the issue, open trade is necessary for both countries. The US buying or not buying products didn’t lead to the start of COVID-19. Its believed that it started at a market with on-site butchering so live and dead animals commingled, riddled with hygiene issues. So his argument is that China cracks down on this practice or the UN steps in and forces health standards on these markets. Since this isn’t the first outbreak.

        • x%sure

          Open trade is not necessary and encourages the transfer of viruses. Also the US generally loses in the dealing. They are getting rich off us.

          Sure they could change their ways but IDK if that is possible.

      • x%sure

        Nobody should escape blame, MBJW. I have blasted Trump but even if Hillary C was president we would probably still be caught short.
        Trump was relatively quick to block China flights; that’s why we’re behind Italy & Europe in covid19 cases. But if a dem like Hillary was prez, a block would have been delayed so she did not look like she was blaming a minority.

    • Major Factuh

      To be fair this is nothing new from them, and I have no dog in the fight against China.

      Black Death, Asian Flu, Sars, and even new arguments saying the Spanish Flu originated there as well, and now this, all courtesy of China.

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