Houston rockets quarterback Russell Westbrook said that his test for the coronavirus showed a positive result. The player is under quarantine, but will join the team after the standard quarantine procedure.
“The COVID-19 test came back positive before the team left for Orlando. I’m currently feeling good, I’m in quarantine and I’m looking forward to joining the team when I’m clean of the virus. Thank you for your kind wishes and support. Please take this virus seriously. Wear a mask, ” Russell Westbrook wrote on Instagram.
The NBA said it expects several cases of coronavirus infection in players. This will not cause a disruption to the restart of the 2019/2020 season, which is scheduled to start on July 30 and will be held at the Disneyworld amusement Park in Orlando. 22 teams will take part in the restart of the season.
At the time of the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Houston was ranked fifth in the NBA Western conference standings.
Anthony Davis explained why he decided to keep the name on the Jersey for the restart of the NBA season
Heavy forward “Los Angeles Lakers” Anthony Davis explained the decision to keep the name on the Jersey and not apply a slogan about social and racial justice to the uniform during the restart of the NBA season-2019/2020 in Orlando.
“The name Davis is what I imagine every time I appear on the set. I hesitated. I didn’t know what to choose – to make an inscription about social justice or to leave my last name. The last name is very important to me. Social justice is also important, but I decided to leave my last name on my back. Some players decided to replace the last name with the inscription, some left the last name. We will have many other ways to state what we stand for,” Clutch Points quotes Davis as saying.
Earlier, the NBA presented a list of inscriptions that players can use to replace their last name on their jerseys during the restart of the season in Orlando. The list includes inscriptions: “Black lives matter”, “Call their names”, “vote”,” I can’t breathe”,” Justice”,” Peace”,” Equality”,” Freedom”,” Enough”,” Power to the people”,” Justice now”,” Hear us”,” Respect us”,” Listen to us”,” Stand up”,” education Reform ” and others.
The NBA and the Union allowed players to replace the name on their jerseys with a statement about racial and social justice. The English Premier soccer League was one of the first professional sports leagues to adopt this method. The players replaced their names on their jerseys with a black Lives Matter statement in support of the fight against global systemic racism. The NBA decided to follow the example of the APL.