NBA news: ESPN's Doris Burke tests positive for coronavirus
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ESPN sideline reporter Doris Burke tests positive for coronavirus

Doris Burke, Steve Kerr

ESPN sideline NBA reporter Doris Burke has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she announced during a taping of The Woj Pod with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 54-year-old native New Yorker has been one of the many adjacent to the game that have been affected by this growing pandemic. Coaches, player personnel, and many others who interacted with NBA stars on a daily basis have been susceptible to the spread of COVID-19, which has affected many around the world.

During a recent talk with her ESPN colleague, Burke detailed her symptoms, hospital testing experience, recovery and the common goal of sharing the importance of social distancing and other measures to combat this global pandemic.

Longtime colleague David Aldridge of The Athletic was among the first to express support for the longtime face of coach interviews.

Burke is the latest of many celebrity cases dealing with the real effects of this pandemic.

Recently, the entire Utah Jazz team was cleared of any contagion after self-isolating for 14 days. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell were also among those cleared.

Mitchell, however, doubled down on the importance of practicing social distancing and reminded that even if people don’t see symptoms, they might still be infected with the virus.

The NBA community surely has Burke and others in their prayers, as they navigate this scary and uncertain time.