Last Tuesday, former Warriors forward Kevin Durant confirmed that he was one of the four Brooklyn Nets players who have tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, his friend of more than 15 years and fellow former Warriors guard Quinn Cook went on the Wizards Talk podcast, where he elaborated on Durant’s condition with NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller.
“He’s good. He’s good,” Cook said. “His spirits are good. K is in great spirits, still being K, man. Low, mellow, chill, moving at his own pace.”
Cook then praised Durant for coming forward, admitting he was one of the four Nets that tested positive, and spreading awareness about the virus.
“He’s just encouraging social distancing, staying inside and don’t expose others,” Cook said on Durant. “For him to step up to the plate and use his platform to spread awareness, it’s brave. That’s the kind of guy he is. He’s fine. He’s doing great.”
(Transcription from NBC Sports Washington)
Cook himself is also currently in quarantine, along with the rest of his Lakers teammates until March 29, which will complete a 14-day quarantine, pending any changes from the league (or the CDC). The Lakers and the Nets played each other in their final game before the NBA shut down on March 11. Two unnamed Lakers players have since been confirmed to have contracted the virus, as well as the four Nets players, including Durant.
Among those Lakers teammates of course, is LeBron James, who is also spending some of his quarantine time thinking about KD, talking on Instagram Live on Friday about how Durant is among the players whose highlights he’s been watching in quarantine.
Of course, the real news we’ve been waiting on came on Saturday, when Drake announced that Durant had not in fact, passed the coronavirus onto the Toronto rapper. Finally, some good news.