Donovan Mitchell Speaks Out About Testing Positive For Coronavirus

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The only thing more anxiety-inducing than having coronavirus is having coronavirus and being the guy who transmitted it to someone else via very public carelessness. Especially when that someone else happens to be the best player on your team. I sympathize with Rudy Gobert, but I’m not sure his teammates are there yet.

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Aside from Gobert, Donovan Mitchell is the only other Jazz player to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, the All-Star guard sent a message to his 2.9 million followers about the diagnosis.

Thanks to everyone who has been reaching out since hearing the news about my positive test. We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them. I appreciate the authorities in Oklahoma who were helpful with the testing process and everyone from the @utahjazz who have been so supportive. I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help❤️🕷

The NBA has told teams that have played Utah in the last 10 days should self-quarantine—players from the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors fall under than mandate.

Games have been canceled indefinitely and it remains to be seen whether there’s anything left of the 2020 season. Goddamn.




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