Spencer Dinwiddie says fans sometimes forget players are people
It was recently revealed that Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has tested positive for COVID-19. The 27-year-old, who will not be taking part in the Florida bubble, came across and responded to a message on Twitter that looks to remind everyone that above anything else, Dinwiddie is a human being too.
Dinwiddie seems to agree with the sentiment implying that more often than not, fans forget that players are people too:
We really appreciate the sentiment. Sometimes it gets lost in these situations 🤙🏾 https://t.co/ztHA6OUfG3
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) July 5, 2020
Dinwiddie’s Brooklyn teammate, DeAndre Jordan likewise contracted the virus, and will also be a notable omission for the Nets for the season restart. At this point, people are focusing on how this will affect the Nets in terms of the extremely shorthanded roster they will be fielding in Florida. For his part, it appears that Dinwiddie feels like the concern for their actual health and well-being has been set aside, with fans and the media opting to focus more on the basketaball side.
The fact that the recovery rate from the virus is extremely high — especially for NBA players — makes most of treat these new cases as somewhat trivial. This is exactly what Dinwiddie is trying to point out here, and it serves as a good reminder for all of us that the virus is still very much real. At the end of the day, he is a person too like you and me, and the fact that he is currently battling a fatally threatening virus is terrible.
Prayers up for Diniwiddie, Jordan, and their families as they try to navigate through this very trying time in their lives.