On March 11, 2020, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was placed on the injury list because of an unspecified sickness. The Jazz were set to play the Thunder in Oklahoma City, but after Gobert went to an area hospital, he tested positive for COVID-19. It was an especially ironic diagnosis, considering only two days before, he had downplayed the threat of coronavirus and playfully touched all the mics at a postgame press conference.

Danielle Stillman

4th generation Houstonian, cat mom, trivia maven, retired Irish dancer, mental health professional in training. MSW ‘22

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