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2 Los Angeles Lakers stars tested positive for the new Coronavirus, the team announced Friday. The team last played the Brooklyn Nets before the season was abruptly cancelled.

"Following four Brooklyn Nets players testing positive for COVID-19, because Los Angeles Lakers' players were exposed to them during our game against the Nets on March 10, our team physicians and public health officials recommended coronavirus testing for the players."

"We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive. Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team's physician."

The 2 Lakers players were not identified. Two members of the Utah Jazz and Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics also tested positive, along with Christian Wood of the Pistons.

The Coronavirus causes no symptoms or mild symptoms in most healthy adults. The virus causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems.

Also at risk are smokers (cigarettes, weed) and young people who vape.
 

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Detroit Pistons star Christian Wood is the third NBA player to contract the coronavirus, dubbed Covid-19.

The Pistons released a statement on Saturday, without identifying Wood as the player on the team who tested positive for the virus.

Wood's agent Adam Pensack confirmed his client was the one who had the virus. Pensack added that Wood "feels 100 percent fine."

Utah Jazz teammates Donovan Mitchell, 23, and Rudy Gobert, 27, also tested positive for the virus. Neither player is experiencing any symptoms.

In an unprecedented decision, the NBA cancelled its season until further notice.

The coronavirus causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy people under age 50. It causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly over age 60. Particularly at risk are smokers, people with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems and a weak immune system.