Celtics’ Marcus Smart announces he has coronavirus; his strong message to public
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
We have seen now a handful of positive tests in the NBA. Smart and his Celtics teammates are just the latest to catch this infectious disease, but the good news is that Smart says he has no symptoms.
Before the season got suspended, the Celtics were in third place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 43-21. Smart is averaging 13.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists on the season for the Celtics. The rugged defender, who is the heart and soul of the Celtics, is shooting 38.0 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free-throw line.
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