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Gobert Health Scare Shuts Down NBA, Teammate Tests Positive

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Paul Holcomb
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HILL AIR FORCE BASE

It started as a joke: Before leaving a post-practice interview session Rudy Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table, devices that reporters who cover the Utah Jazz were using during an availability with him on Monday. It isn’t so funny now, not with two Jazz players now having tested positive for the virus and with a league on edge. Gobert is now the NBA’s Patient Zero for coronavirus after becoming the first player in the league to test positive. And on Thursday, Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive as well.