The Brooklyn Nets announced that four players have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the NBA total to seven
Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms while three are asymptomatic. All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.
Less than a week ago, the NBA suspended its regular season play – for at least 30 days – in light of the COVID-19 concerns. Now there are currently seven known cases of players testing positive for COVID-19.
The NBA is currently in a 30-day hiatus, but with the way the news has been unraveling in the week since the suspension was announced, you’d have to think that any hiatus will be extended for another month or two (depending on what the next few weeks look like).
Most of the other major sports leagues in the United States quickly followed the NBA’s league and shut down operations shortly after it was reported that one NBA player had tested positive for the virus last week.
Currently, the sports world-at-large has hit a pause and there’s no telling when things will begin to return to a bit of normalcy in that aspect. Although, and perhaps this latest report would change things, the NBA is reportedly looking at a late-June/July return as a “best-case scenario” for the league.
Hopefully, that eventually comes to fruition. However, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that there’s a good chance that we’re looking at a lost season in 2019-20. Something that none of us could’ve imagined just a month ago.
The NBA will eventually return. At this point, we just don’t know if that’s going to be any time soon.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.