Russell Westbrook, the star of the NBA club Houston Rockets, announced that he had contracted the new Corona virus, nearly two weeks before the rivalry in Orlando.
“I underwent a positive Covid-19 examination before my team traveled to Orlando. I am currently in good health, in quarantine, and I look forward to joining my colleagues when I am permitted to do so,” Westbrook wrote on Monday, through his official Twitter account.
He added: “Thank you everyone for your medical wishes and continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Put the muzzle!”
The 31-year-old Westbrook is considered one of the most prominent names in the NBA League, and he was named the best player for the 2016-2017 season when he was still with Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that began his professional career in 2008.
The playmaker participated in the “All-Star” game nine times, and was named best player three times.
Westbrook is known for his varied gameplay, and he is second in terms of “Triple Double” (at least 10 in three stats) in league history (146, 35 behind the record holder, former legendary player Oscar Robertson).
Westbrook is playing its first year with Houston, achieving an average of 27.5 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in one game, and with the other team star, James Harden, Rockets finished sixth in the Western Region ranking this season.