(Oklahoma City, OK) On Wednesday night, the NBA made the shocking announcement that they would be suspending the season indefinitely due to the COVID-19. The league announced that Utah Jazz Center, Rudy Gobert had contracted virus – the statement made two days after Gobert poked fun at being possibly being infected.
Shortly after news of Gobert’s diagnosis became public, a video started circulating social media of Gobert rubbing his hands all over several microphones during a Monday press conference. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the incubation period for COVID-19 is 5-days. Before the release of Gobert’s infection, the Utah Jazz had traveled and played the New York, Boston, Detroit, Toronto, and Oklahoma City.
Rudy Gobert During Monday’s NBA Press Conference
Rudy’s action has proven both foolish and risky. On Thursday morning, The New York Post reported that fellow Jazz teammate and NBA All-Star, Donovon Mitchell, has now tested positive for COVID-19. Teammates of Gobert have stated that his reckless behavior led to this vial transmission and could lead to the infection of additional players and fans.
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
For too long, some American athletes and starlets have believed that their actions bear no consequences. It is rather vital to note that Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, announced that they both had contracted the coronavirus while in Australia. Both took to social media to inform the pubic of their diagnosis and plans to adhere to prudent quarantining. Unlike Rudy Gobert, Hanks and Wilson have used basic common sense when it comes to falling ill – particularly concerning a virus of this nature.
Rudy Gobert may average 11.7 points a game, but he registers an ABSOLUTE ZERO in intelligence. It is this reckless and careless behavior that lead to the spread of this virus. Such foolish action has led to massive travel global travel restrictions, unprecedented financial losses, and the taking of lives of innocent people, whose responsible way of living is to protect themselves and their loved ones.
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