Former NBA player Jason Collins said he tested positive for coronavirus. Collins said he thinks he got it during a trip to New York City for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. According to the HuffPost, Collins said he first got a headache and then a fever and a cough. The former player said he feels some tightness in his chest and will get checked again for it. Collins is known for being the first openly gay player on a team sport, playing more than seven years with the Nets.
76ers and Devils Cut Pay and Move to Four-Day Work Week The owners of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and NHL's New Jersey Devils notified its employees of the change on Monday. Salaried, full-time employees could undergo pay cuts up to 20% and will be moving to a four-day workweek, according to a statement released by Scott O'Neil, CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. Scott O'Neil, via statement O'Neil said the move was "to ensure we can continue to support and operate our businesses during these uncertain times without reducing our workforce." Scott O'Neil, via statement The NBA said it plans to pay its players their full salaries due on April 1, but the league left has yet to make a decision for salaries due on April 15.
NBA and NFL Surprise Fans With Free Streaming Access With many people around the world practicing social distancing and self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA and NFL have decided to help fans pass the time by offering them hours of free entertainment. The NBA announced on March 18 that all fans in the United States will have free access to their NBA League Pass until April 22. The service offers full-length games and condensed replays of the entire 2019-2020 season, as well as an “expansive archive” of classic games and other content. The NFL similarly offered free access to their NFL Game Pass, available to all fans in both the U.S. and internationally. For U.S. fans, the NFL Game Pass is available until May 31, while international fans will have access until July 31. The NFL streaming service features game replays spanning from 2009-2019, as well as other exclusive NFL content.
Drake Quarantines Himself Following Party With Kevin Durant The rapper and NBA star hung out in California days before Durant revealed he had the coronavirus. They were seen out in West Hollywood. Drake posted a picture with Durant on Instagram. 31-year-old Durant has since said he feels fine after testing positive. Kevin Durant, via The Athletic According to 'Page Six,' Drake has now isolated himself in his Toronto mansion. He could be in Canada for a while, as the country plans to suspend non-essential travel.
4 Brooklyn Nets Players Test Positive for COVID-19 That brings the total number of known NBA players diagnosed with the coronavirus up to seven. The other confirmed positives in the league are Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons. The Nets had not recently played against either of those teams, making it unclear if these new cases are linked through the NBA. The Nets did not announce the names of the players who tested positive, but did disclose that only one of the players was exhibiting symptoms. They also reassured fans that all players and members of the Nets’ traveling team have been required to self-isolate and monitor their health. Brooklyn Nets, via statement The Nets are currently working to notify anyone who was recently in contact with the players who tested positive, including recent opponents.
In today's IGN Daily Fix, Sydnee reveals that even though the NBA has suspended its season over the concerns of the coronavirus, the Phoenix Suns will continue their season in NBA 2K20. A Dark Energy Survey reveals 139 minor planets on the outer reaches of our solar system, and AT&T is among the first ISPs to lift data caps amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Almost all major sports leagues have taken steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The NBA suspended its season along with the NHL. Major League Soccer has suspended its season for 30 days.
Happy Birthday, Stephen Curry! Wardell Stephen Curry II turns 32 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the professional basketball player. 1. Curry is the third all-time three-point shooter in the NBA. 2. Curry started playing basketball when he was about 5 years old. 3. He is great at golfing. 4. He was in a Burger King commercial as a kid. 5. He wears the No. 30 on his jersey to honor his dad. Happy Birthday, Stephen Curry!
Eric Mitchell, NBA and professional athlete manager, discusses the suspension or cancellation of every major sporting league in the U.S. due to Coronavirus.
NBA suspends its season indefinitely after a Utah Jazz player tests positive on Wednesday for the coronavirus. David Gardner, staff writer at Bleacher Report, joined Cheddar to discuss.
The pause comes one day after the NBA suspended its own season due to a player testing positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the NHL said it made the move after consulting with medical experts.
Kate Delaney, sports commentator, national radio show host, and author of "Deal Your Own Destiny," breaks down the significance of sports leagues' strict responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
March Madness Canceled Amid Coronavirus Panic On Thursday, the NCAA announced tournaments for men's and women's basketball will no longer take place. The decision is the latest move in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. This is the first year the NCAA tournament has not been played since its start in 1939. Mark Emmert, NCAA President NCAA made their decision after the NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS all suspended their seasons.