Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert is the first NBA player tested positive for coronavirus.
It was Gobert's reported defiance agains NBA's measures that cost him and his teammate. The team also verified the carelessness of the French big man.
Not only was Gobert the only affected player. Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell is the first teammate to test positive for coronavirus.
There is a huge possibility that Gobert might have spread it to more players.
Gobert and Mitchell test positive for coronavirusSources around the league stated that Gobert had been careless around the locker room, joking around touching other players and their belongings. He also did the same when he touched all the microphones at a press conference.
58 tests administered on the entire Jazz team and personnel. Mitchell was the only one other than Gobert who tested positive in the entire team. Emmanuel Mudiay was said to have the virus as well but tests came back negative.
Animosity in the Jazz locker room
Fortunately, both Gobert and Mitchell have generally survived the without any serious issue. Though the infection may be solved, an internal issue inside the locker room must be addressed.
It was reported that teammates expressed resentment due to Gobert's evident carelessness with the issue. It's bad enough that anybody could be at risk but he managed to affect the team's leading scorer in Mitchell.
This supposedly minor dismay is definitely a major blow to the team's chemistry as NBA games resume.
Will the Utah Jazz patch things up with their defensive anchor? Will the NBA be able to resume its regular season? Let's talk about it in the comments below.