Danny Green reveals why he’s not worried about COVID-19 in NBA bubble
On Monday, Green explained why he isn’t concerned about a coronavirus spread as 22 teams resume their season at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. The Lakers guard expressed his belief that many of his fellow players have already contracted the virus at some point over the past four months, so they now have the antibodies to fight it.
“Honestly I think a good majority of us, if they haven’t caught it already has had it at one point. A lot of us have survived it, have the antibodies and can fight it,” Green opined, per Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints.
"A lot of us have survived it, have the antibodies and can fight it."
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) July 13, 2020
The NBA and NBA Players Association released a joint statement on Monday announcing that out of the 322 total players who had undergone testing, two players had tested positive for the virus since arriving in Orlando. The statement said those players have since left the Disney campus to isolate elsewhere.
The league also revealed that 19 players have tested positive in their local markets since July 1, and they are remaining in quarantine in their respective homes before making the trip down to Florida.
Danny Green joined his Lakers teammates on Sunday for his first practice after an initial glitch in a coronavirus test slightly delayed his return to the floor.
With Avery Bradley not with the team in Orlando and in the wake of Rajon Rondo’s broken thumb, the veteran swingman will be expected to take on a bigger role, especially on the defensive end, as the top-seeded Lakers (49-14) continue their championship quest.