The NBA announced on Wednesday night that all games will be suspended after Rudy Gobert tested positive for Coronavirus. Hours later, another Jazz player Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for the same.
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Gobert, was not present in the arena before the game when his test results were reported. As soon as the results came, players were quarantined in their locker rooms and the game was suspended.
The Jazz organisation released a statement regarding the situation. Gobert tested negative for influenza, infection and strep throat. To be on the safer side they conducted a test for COVID-19 and it yielded a positive result.
Players and team staff were required to undergo a mandatory test for the coronavirus. Jazz players privately are saying that Gobert has been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings.
This is in line with his attitude a few days ago at a press conference. He deliberately touched all the mics in the press briefing. This action was apparently to show the public that Coronavirus isn’t that big of a deal.
NBA is suspending its season “until further notice” after Rudy Gobert of Jazz reportedly contracted the #coronavirus. What has make it worse is that he deliberately touched all the mics a few days ago during a press briefing to tell the public that the disease was not a big deal. pic.twitter.com/sSd97adIxr
— Ezra Cheung (@ezracheungtoto) March 12, 2020
His attitude seems to have backfired on him as not only was he tested positive but one of his teammates too was tested positive. He actions and attitude might be one the reason s to why Donovan Mitchell was tested positive. On the Bright side, out of 58 Jazz players and personnel only Mitchell tested positive. All the Remaining tests came back negative.
Sources: Donovan Mitchell was the only Jazz player/personnel to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night. Remaining tests came back negative.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
Lets hope, Rudy Gobert learns his lesson from this situation and corrects himself in the future.