NBA star Kevin Durant has tested positive for COVID-19, the ailment caused by the coronavirus, he told the Athletic on Tuesday.
“Everyone be careful, take care of your self and quarantine. We’re going to get thru this,” Durant told the Athletic. He added that he is feeling OK.
A representative for Durant informed BuzzFeed News he would no longer be talking more on the virus at this time.
Durant, a former MVP and one of the most proficient and famous players in basketball, is one of 4 players on the Brooklyn Nets to test positive. The team did not say in a release which players had the virus, however mentioned solely one of the 4 had shown symptoms.
ESPN reported Tuesday that the Nets tested players with tests bought from an unnamed personal company.
The NBA suspended its season remaining Wednesday after Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. Gobert’s All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell later additionally tested positive, as did Detroit Pistons player Christian Wood.
Durant has not played basketball this season, after rupturing his Achilles tendon throughout last year’s NBA Finals whilst playing for the Golden State Warriors.