Warriors’ Draymond Green reacts to Jazz stars testing positive
Green bared that he is heartbroken upon news that the pair of Jazz All-Stars tested positive for the dreaded novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The positive test ultimately led to the NBA’s suspension of games.
“It is insane,” Green said, per Marcus Thompson III of the Athletic. “It’s one of those things where it doesn’t hit home until it hits home. The stuff that happened with the Jazz, honestly, just put everybody on alert. You’re thinking, ‘It won’t happen to me. It won’t happen to me. It can’t happen to me.’ Then it happens to someone in your same field. Someone you’re on the court with four times a year — and you’re playing against players he played against. To be honest, it makes me think about everybody who possibly could be affected that don’t necessarily have health care or enough resources to get through this.”
The entire Jazz team was immediately quarantined after Gobert’s diagnosis. All NBA teams who faced the Jazz in the past 10 days were also asked to self-quarantine. These teams include the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.
The Jazz were still lucky that only Mitchell came out positive after being in close proximity with Gobert. 58 players and personnel were tested after Gobert’s positive results.
The NBA said it will wait 30 days and re-evaluate the situation while advising all players and their families to stay indoors as much as possible.