Lakers players test positive for coronavirus

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While on The J.J. Redick Podcast With Tommy Alter, Duncan Robinson said that LeBron James wasn't too nice to him when the Heat played the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this season.

All Lakers players were tested for the virus after four Brooklyn Nets players tested positive. "Lakers players were exposed to them on March 10 during their game".

Two athletes for the Los Angeles Lakers have contracted the coronavirus, the team said in a statement. The Lakers have asked all players and members of the staff to follow local health guidelines to self-quarantine at home.

Half an hour after that report, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart announced he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 as well.

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"Three individuals have received positive test results for COVID-19". "All other tests results are now negative".

The Lakers confirmed that the majority of the players were tested on Wednesday for the coronavirus.

Last Saturday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood tested positive for the coronavirus. I am OK. I feel fine. "At this point I hadn't really done much, but he was guarding me and then he was just sitting in the paint, and I made a shot, and he kind of scoffed at me". "And help protect others by protecting yourself".

The Celtics said Smart would continue to be isolated. "The team is awaiting further testing results and will communicate them as appropriate".

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"The person, who was tested after experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on March 16th, is now under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation", the team said.

Two players on the Lakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

In the last seven days, another six National Basketball Association players have tested positive for coronavirus, including the Frenchman's Utah Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell, Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood and the four Nets players.

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