Last Tuesday, Kevin Durant became another addition to the list of positive coronavirus cases in the NBA. Rudy Gobert was the first case in the NBA two weeks ago. It was also when the NBA suspended its league. Later, a few more cases started coming out, which included Durant.
A week after the Durant’s revelation, his teammate at Golden State Warriors, Quinn Cook, spoke about how the player has been coping with the infection.
“He’s good. He’s good. His spirits are good,” Cook said on NBC Sports’ Washington’s Wizards Talk podcast. “As the days go by and we start to learn more about it and you see more people who have it … we’re thankful and lucky enough that our organizations and teams have access to tests so guys get tested.”
“But K’s good. K is in great spirits, still being K, man. Low, mellow, chill, moving at his own pace. He’s just encouraging social distancing and staying inside and don’t expose others.”
“For him to step up to the plate and use his platform to spread awareness is brave. That’s the kind of guy he is. He’s fine. He’s doing great.”
Quinn Cook and Kevin Durant played together for two seasons
Cook joined the Golden State Warriors in 2017, when Durant was already a part of the team for a year. During their time together in San Francisco, they have an NBA Championship to their name. But Durant and Cook made their move at the end of last season.
While Cook is a part of the Los Angeles Lakers side, Durant signed for Brooklyn Nets last summer. However, he is yet to play for the Nets owing to an injury. It was revealed last Tuesday that Durant was among the four Nets players to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Kevin Durant tested positive for coronavirus, Durant tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Durant says he is feeling fine: “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 17, 2020
Durant is currently among the biggest names in sports to have tested positive for the dreaded virus.