Number of infected NBA players rose as the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S.
Two Los Angeles Lakers players along with Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and three members of Philadelphia 76ers staff tested positive for the virus.
The Lakers shared a statement late Thursday on their website to confirm the infected players but did identify them by name.
”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,” the Lakers said.
”All players and members of the Lakers staff are