By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:31 pm EST
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken its toll on the world as a whole. With sports shut down, members of its community has been tested positive for the infectious disease.
Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers roster have tested positive for the disease. The players were tested on Wednesday morning.
It’s not clear who these players are, who tested positive at this time. Also, according to our sources, not the entire roster have been tested for it.
We’re not sure how many more players have to be tested for it on the roster.
It’s at least the eighth positive test for the coronavirus outbreak in the NBA since the first on Wednesday, March 11th. Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert was the first positive test — and his positive test helped shut down the sports world.
Besides Gobert, his star teammate Donovan Mitchell has it. The Detroit Pistons were next to announce that one of their players had it in Christian Wood.
The Brooklyn Nets announced four players of their roster have it, including superstar Kevin Durant. It’s believed these four players may have contracted the disease during their recent road trip.
The Nets were scheduled to play the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on March 12th in San Francisco, California. However, due to the league being shut down, no games were played after March 11th.
The Brooklyn players took their tests on the way back from San Francisco.
It was also announced a short time ago — approximately an hour before the Lakers announcement — that three members of the Philadelphia 76ers front office also has the disease.