NBA star Kevin Durant and three other Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Three of the four players are asymptomatic, while one is exhibiting symptoms, as announced by Brooklyn Nets on Twitter.
The basketball team also announced that “all four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.”
Durant told sports journalism website The Athletic that he is fine and not showing any symptoms at all.
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” he said.
According to the statement of the team, “The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting.”
“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff”.
Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Christian Wood of the Detroit Piston are the other NBA players who have previously tested positive for the coronavirus.
The NBA has earlier suspended its season “until further notice” due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.