Tobias Harris hilariously reveals how he stayed in shape during COVID-19 quarantine
Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris missed three consecutive games due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. But judging by his strong performance in his return against the depleted Miami Heat on Thursday, the 28-year-old didn’t seem to miss a beat.
His secret? Accepting the role of an errand boy and lifting boxes while he was quarantined at home for about a week. Harris revealed the hilarious story to reporters after the Sixers spanked the visiting Heat for the second straight game, 125-108, at Wells Fargo Center.
Tobias Harris, on being in the NBA's health and safety protocols: "Just being the errand boy around my house has kept me in great shape…I was very happy to be out of the house after seven days."
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) January 15, 2021
Tobias Harris on how he stayed in shape during his weeklong quarantine: "Moving boxes up and down the steps. Being the errand boy around the house."
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) January 15, 2021
The Sixers actually had a harder time against the pesky Heat in their last outing minus Harris, barely escaping with a three-point win in overtime. But with the sweet-shooting forward back in the lineup, they made quick work of last year’s Eastern Conference champions to move to 9-4 in the season.
In 30 minutes of action, Harris impacted the game on both ends finishing with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. The 6-foot-8 veteran knocked down seven of his 13 shots from the field and went 2-for-4 from deep.
It was Shake Milton who led the charge for the Sixers, firing a season-high 31 points . Harris and Milton’s fine game allowed the Sixers’ two best players Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to take it easy, as they produced just nine and 10 points, respectively.
Aside from being the dependable player that he is, Harris is also known for his rather cheerful personality. Most players nowadays complain about the NBA’s strict protocols to contain the virus, but Tobias Harris can still find humor in the whole situation.