The Los Angeles Lakers played the Brooklyn Nets prior to four players on the Nets testing positive for Coronavirus.
Kevin Durant and three other players on the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the Coronavirus this past week. It is believed they picked up the virus prior to the NBA shutdown which took place on Wednesday, March 11th. Now, numerous NBA teams are being tested, including the Los Angeles Lakers who played the Nets just a day earlier. In fact, players like LeBron James have been told to stay completely isolated so that they don’t spread the virus onto anyone else.
According to reporter Brad Turner, the Lakers underwent some vigorous testing on Wednesday as the vast majority of players were called to the team’s facility. This is when q-tips were forced up their noses in order to check for the virus.
The Lakers will only be getting their results on Friday which means players will have to sit and wait this one out. If anyone on the team has it, other teams the Lakers have played in the past two weeks will also need to be tested as a precaution. For now, most players with the virus are asymptomatic which is certainly good news moving forward.
For the general population, this story may be met with great frustration as it shows the disparity between testing. Many athletes are getting quick access to tests while normal folks need to be exhibiting numerous symptoms before getting anywhere close to a test.