Lakers Undergo Coronavirus Testing After Kevin Durant Positive
The Los Angeles Lakers are set to undergo coronavirus testing after Kevin Durant tested positive for it this past week.
On Tuesday, news emerged that four Brooklyn Nets tested positive for COVID-19. One of those players was Durant, whereas the other three were unnamed.
The Nets indicated that only one of their four infected players was symptomatic, but did not reveal which one.
According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers will now need to be tested for coronavirus because the team played Brooklyn in their final game before the NBA season was suspended on March 11.
Moreover, regardless of the test results, the team will need to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.
Durant was on the bench for the Lakers’ game against the Nets, hence the need for all these precautions.
Interestingly enough, it marked one of the few times this year that the newly signed All-Star actually attended one of his team’s road games.
If any of the results for the Lakers’ players come back positive, this will likely turn into an even bigger story.