As the NBA is planning to restart, one of the biggest basketball stars in the world, Russell Westbrook, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 31-year-old issued a powerful statement, begging people to take the virus seriously, "I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my team's departure to Orlando. I'm currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared.Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support.”
He closed with, “Please take the virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up. #whynot"
The Houston Rockets guard was scheduled to arrive in Orlando, Florida where the players are being kept in a bubble to resume the season on July 31 at Walt Disney World Resort. He was tested for the virus before his departure and it came back positive.
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