Celtics Marcus Smart and Two Lakers Players Test Positive for Coronavirus

Smart with the Celtics in January 2017. Photo Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA • CC BY-SA 2.0

Here we go again ladies and gentlemen, Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart and two more NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19 virus.

On Thursday Smart tweeted on Twitter:

“I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP.”

Two unknown Los Angeles Lakers players have also tested positive, per the team statement released on Thursday.

“We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive. Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician.

All players and members of the Lakers staff are being asked to continue to observe self-quarantine and shelter at home guidelines, closely monitor their health, consult with their personal physicians and maintain constant communication with the team.”

Celtics Marcus Smart and the two Lakers players join Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert, Donovan Michell, Detroit Pistons Christian Wood as well as Nets Kelvin Durant and three other Brooklyn players that have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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