Portland Trail Blazers star shooting guard CJ McCollum says people need to take COVID-19 and staying inside seriously.

Recently, a bunch of young kids celebrating Spring Break outside on the beach all got COVID-19. The Blazers guard is urging folks to learn from their mistake:

“I think people should definitely take this seriously,” CJ McCollum said, via Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com.

“Obviously you have the age gaps to where you’ve got kids of spring break wildin’ out, you got a lot of different stuff you’re seeing and that’s just part of that generation and culture of not taking things seriously.

“But then you have the people who are following protocol, are staying in the house, especially the people who are more mature,” the Blazers guard continued. “I’ve left the house four times in the last 15 days now. Once was to get my puppy, one was to get some gas and then I went on two walks. I’ve basically been in the house for almost two and a half weeks.”

McCollum is just the latest NBA player who is telling people to stay inside. The only way the NBA is going to come back is once the virus dies down.

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The only way for the virus to die down is for people to stay inside.

McCollum and the Blazers went 29-37 before play was suspended. The Blazers have been inconsistent this season following a trip to the 2019 Western Conference Finals.

For his part, McCollum is averaging 22.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Blazers.