NBA Star Kevin Durant Pulled From Same Game Twice & Will Miss 3 Games Due To Covid-19 Protocols
Due to Covid-19 protocols, the Brooklyn Nets will be without their star player, Kevin Durant, for the next three games. During Friday (Feb.5) nights game against the Toronto Raptors, Durant was pulled from the starting lineup and later removed during the third quarter. According to reports, Durant came in contact with someone on Friday who had an inconclusive COVID-19 test just hours before the game. The 32-year-old NBA star was was allowed to return to game, where he went on to play 19 minutes, however, things quickly changed in the third quarter when Durant’s contact tested positive for COVID-19. According to sources, Kevin Durant was mask less in the car with the person at least three times earlier in the day.
Durant was seemingly frustrated and was seen throwing his water bottle as he walked off the court and made his way toward the locker room for further contact tracing. The Brooklyn Nets player took to Twitter to express his frustration. He wrote,
The seven-day quarantine due to Covid contact tracing means Kevin Durant will also miss the upcoming games against the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, and Indiana Pacers.
The NBA released a statement Friday night noting that they removed Durant from the game out of an “abundance of caution.”
Kevin Durant, who tested positive for COVID-19 last March, wasn’t too happy with the NBA’s statement and later tweeted,
“Yo @nba, your fans aren’t dumb!!!! You can’t fool em with your Wack ass PR tactics.. #FREE7.”
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