Lakers reportedly under quarantine,
will test for COVID-19
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[March 18, 2020]
Members of the Los Angeles Lakers are under quarantine for 14
days and will be tested for COVID-19, multiple media outlets
The Lakers reportedly participated in a team conference call on
Tuesday after the Brooklyn Nets, their most recent opponent,
disclosed that four of their players tested positive for coronavirus.
Only one of those four players showed symptoms. Among them is
All-Star Kevin Durant, who is idle in his first season with the Nets
as he recovers from an Achilles operation.
The Nets and Lakers played March 10.
The Lakers issued a press release Tuesday evening that did not
specifically mention whether players are being quarantined or
tested. However, the statement read, in part, "Given the exposure
risks from our game against the Nets on March 10th, we are following
the next steps of our COVID-19 procedures and protocol that are
established in consultation with various health officials, the NBA
and our UCLA Health doctors."
Brooklyn was on a West Coast swing and had been scheduled to play in
the first fan-free game at Chase Center in San Francisco last
Thursday against the Golden State Warriors. The Nets instead flew
home from San Francisco after the NBA called off all games last
Wednesday night, starting with two contests scheduled for that
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The Los Angeles Lakers logo is pictured past the profile of Lakers
spokesman John Black during a news briefing regarding the death of
longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss, at the Lakers' practice facility
in El Segundo, California, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan
To date, the Nets' foursome and two members of the Jazz -- All-Stars
Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell -- plus Christian Wood of the
Detroit Pistons are NBA players known to have tested positive for
The NBA is on hiatus for at least 30 days and not expected to play
again for eight weeks, if not longer.
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