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Stephen Curry believed to be first NBA player tested for coronavirus

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Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry is believed to have been the first NBA player to have taken a test for the coronavirus, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

On March 7, the Warriors announced Curry tested positive for influenza-A, but didn’t have COVID-19:

Stephen Curry is believed to have been the first player to have taken a test for the virus. On March 7, the Golden State Warriors said he’d tested positive for influenza-A and didn’t have COVID-19. The Warriors declined to officially say if Curry was tested, but coach Steve Kerr told reporters he believed Curry had been.

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said the Dubs were concerned Curry had contracted the coronavirus. Fortunately, the Warriors star didn’t, and he has already gotten better from his flu. The guard is now helping people across the country deal with this pandemic.

The NBA suspended play last Wednesday after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive. Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive as well.

The Warriors recently announced that nobody else had been tested because testing is in short supply and asymptomatic people in California shouldn’t be tested yet.

Curry appeared in only five games for the Warriors this season because of a broken left hand. The two-time MVP and three-time champion averaged 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists in the five games he played.

The Warriors racked up the worst record in the NBA before play was suspended. After going to the NBA Finals five straight seasons, the Dubs were on their way to missing the playoffs in 2019-20 for the first time in the Kerr era.