NBA: More players test positive for COVID-19

Former Oklahoma State Cowboy and current Celtics guard, Marcus Smart, along with two Lakers players were diagnosed with COVID-19.



March 20, 2020 - 3:47 PM

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart eyes the basket on a drive guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman on a drive to the basket in the first quarter, March 4, 2020, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Photo by John Kuntz/

The number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA doubled to 14 on Thursday, when Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics pleaded with people to take social distancing more seriously and the league ordered all teams to shutter their training facilities indefinitely.

Smart revealed that he tested positive and the Los Angeles Lakers said two of their players tested positive as well, bringing the number of players who have acquired the virus to 10. The Philadelphia 76ers said three members of their organization tested positive and the Denver Nuggets said someone within their franchise was positive as well.

The 76ers and Nuggets did not say if the affected people were players, coaches or other staff.

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