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Quarantine Life: What NBA players are doing to keep themselves busy
March 27, 2020
As the virus Covid-19 is shutting down the NBA and the government asking people to please self-quarantine NBA players have been getting creative with how to spend the time.
Players like Donovan Mitchell – who tested positive for Covid-19 -, Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, Royce O’Neal, Ben Simmons, Josh Hart, Zach Lavine, Mario Hezonja and Meyers Leonard have turned to videogames as a way to pass time playing popular games such as NBA 2k20, FIFA 20, Madden NFL 20, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Fortnite. Players Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neal, Ben Simmons, Josh Hart, Zach Lavine, Mario Hezonja and Meyers Leonard all competed in a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tournament with other famous people like Pro Gamers Fatality and Zeno, High School Stars Bronny James (Lebron James’ son) and Terrance Clark and Trainer Tahj Malone.
Philadelphia Sixers Small Forward, Matisse Thybulle took to Instagram showing what he is doing during quarantine like using his chairs as defenders and dribbling around them, doing ping pong trick shots, building Legos, and making Tik Toks.
As you would suspect lots of NBA players are still training and staying in shape as it is still uncertain about when the season could start back up again. Most NBA teams have sent equipment and trainers to player’s houses to help them through these uncertain times.