Thunder’s Chris Paul sends heartfelt reminder amid coronavirus crisis
The Thunder’s Twitter account tweeted it out, and the message Paul is delivering is very powerful:
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 20, 2020
Numerous athletes and celebrities have sent similar messages of checking up on your loved ones and staying home as much as possible.
The NBA shut down all of its practice facilities. If Paul is trying to get a workout in to stay in shape in case the season resumes, the Thunder All-Star will have to use his home.
Paul and the Thunder tested negative for the coronavirus. OKC’s last game was supposed to be against the Utah Jazz, but the game was canceled after officials realized Rudy Gobert was sick.
Gobert and Donovan Mitchell were the first two NBA players to test positive. That was followed by Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons. Brooklyn Nets megastar Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart would also test positive.
The Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers have also reported positive tests, but with no names. There are three other Nets players along with Durant who tested positive as well.
Chris Paul has appeared in 63 games for the Thunder this season. The 10-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer is putting up a stat line of 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 31.8 minutes per game.
The Thunder went 40-24 before the NBA suspended play indefinitely. OKC is in the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings.