A second NBA All-Star who just played against the Raptors has tested positive for coronavirus
Another NBA player on the Utah Jazz, who the Raptors played just a few nights ago, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Donovan Mitchell confirmed via Instagram that he does, in fact, have the virus, making him the second player in the league to be infected along with Rudy Gobert.
"We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them," Mitchell wrote on Instagram.
"I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help."
Gobert, the first player to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, initially made light of the virus by touching all the microphones during a press conference.
Rudy Gobert thought it was funny to touch every single mic and recorder in the media room.— Sports ReUp (@SportsReUp) March 12, 2020
Now, he has Coronavirus and the entire NBA season is suspendedpic.twitter.com/A22U5AgmBi
He has since apologized for his actions.
March 12, 2020
"The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected," he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter today.
"I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously."
Following the announcement of Gobert's diagnosis, the NBA season was suspended and all teams that have played the Jazz within the last 10 games were advised to self-quarantine, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.
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