2 players on the Los Angeles Lakers test positive for the coronavirus

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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.

The latest confirmed cases come after the team faced off with the Brooklyn Nets on March 10, four of whose players have also tested positive for the fast-spreading virus.

With the National Basketball Association season now suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic, the idea that MJ-LeBron's play sequences are hiding somewhere has driven fans insane.

The NBA now has 10 players who have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Both players are now asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team's physician.

In response to the these results, all Lakers staff are being asked to continue to observe self-quarantine and shelter at home.

Smart subsequently revealed he was the player in question after being tested five days earlier and receiving his result on Thursday evening.

"We are all still waiting back as a group, as a team, to figure out what our results are so we know the necessary steps to take moving forward", Green said.

ESPN reports the Lakers will now test coaches and support staff who had close contact with the infected players. Immediately after the Celtics announcement, guard Smart revealed he had tested positive. "So I just found out I tested positive for the coronavirus". I don't feel any of the symptoms. "And help protect others by protecting yourself".

"The testing was initiated because of exposure to a known positive case", a Celtics spokesman said. It was later revealed that teammate Donovan Mitchell also had it, as did the four Brooklyn players, including now sidelined superstar Kevin Durant.

"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.

The NBA has drawn some heat from observers who complained that celebrities and famous athletes seem to have no problem obtaining tests, while regular citizens can not.

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