Rudy Gobert is the NBA’s coronavirus scapegoat, and while he was careless and irresponsible and pissed off his teammates, I can’t imagine he’s feeling chipper about how all of this went down.
The Jazz center, who became the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus, took to Instagram to address the entire fiasco and expressed remorse, regret, and embarrassment for unknowingly endangering those around him.
I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment.
The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus.
I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love.
Now I feel bad for making this.