Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player that tested positive for the Coronavirus, and ever since that moment, nothing is the same. The NBA suspended all of its games until further notice, and there are a couple of ways how the NBA can progress moving forward. After his antics a couple of days ago when he deliberately touched all the mics during a press conference, it was announced his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for Coronavirus.
There was a lot of backlash at Gobert after that moment, and for the first time, he spoke about everything on his Instagram account. He thanked all of the people who showed him support but, on the other hand, offered an apology to everyone who he might have put into harm’s way. Gobert admitted he was careless and didn’t have enough knowledge to asses the seriousness of the situation. He is positive he will be in full health anytime and hopes the rest of the people will take care of themselves and their families.
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I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment. The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus . I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love.