Kings’ Jabari Parker plays tennis without mask after contracting COVID-19
However, it doesn’t appear the former No. 2 overall pick is taking it seriously.
TMZ photographed a picture of Parker playing tennis in his hometown of Chicago. To make matters even worse, the Kings swingman wasn’t wearing a mask.
TMZ released a photo of Jabari Parker playing tennis at the park without a mask after it was announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. (via TMZ) pic.twitter.com/uzqeMp93Cu
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) June 27, 2020
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are supposed to stay quarantined for two weeks, even if they are asymptomatic. With that said, this certainly isn’t a good look for Parker.
However, it’s worth mentioning that Ben Stinar of the Big Lead spoke to Parker and revealed that Jabari has finished his in-house quarantine and was far away from anyone while he was playing tennis.
I just spoke to Jabari Parker and he has finished his in house quarantine. He was playing tennis in his home town of Chicago and was in complete social distance from anyone. https://t.co/voiZSX8hC3
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) June 27, 2020
The Kings, who will be among the 22 teams partaking in the “bubble” games down in Orlando, acquired Parker from the Atlanta Hawks at the February trade deadline. The former Duke Blue Devil superstar was averaging 14.7 points, 5.9 boards and 1.8 assists in 33 games with Atlanta and Sacramento before games were suspended in March following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test.
The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Parker with the second overall pick in the 2014 draft. The franchise was hoping the talented scorer would be the face of the organization for the next decade or so.
Unfortunately, Parker tore his ACL twice with the Bucks and he hasn’t been able to find a home since leaving Milwaukee in the summer of 2018 for his hometown Chicago Bulls. The 25-year-old has played for the Bulls, Washington Wizards, Hawks and Kings since his tenure with Milwaukee ended.
Jabari Parker has career NBA averages of 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 280 games. The Kings’ first game down in Orlando, Florida will be against the San Antonio Spurs on July 31.