The NBA and the rest of the world are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. When the league became the first professional sports league to shut things down to try and help slowdown the spread, it was thought that it would originally only be for two weeks.
We now know that it is going to be a whole lot longer.
Players are not allowed to train at the team facilities, so it is on them to stay in shape for whenever the league resumes.
Brandon Payne, Steph Curry’s trainer joined KNBR to share what the two-time NBA MVP is doing while in self isolation at home:
“He’s got a fairly nice workout area there at his home. He doesn’t have a basketball court, but he’s got stuff he can do outdoors. He’s got a nice place where he can lift and do his strength work,” Payne said. ”He’s a little bit ahead of the game, whereas some of these younger guys who are living in apartments and condos, they don’t really have that luxury. So planning and trying to get stuff done for them is a little bit more challenging.”
Payne added the uncertainty around the shutdown is forcing players to get creative with their workouts and their spare time.
“They all have to find ways to maintain and stay active because when they come back, I have a feeling there’s not gonna be any sort of a long lead-up,” Payne said. ”I have a feeling it’s gonna be a pretty quick thing because we’re so starved for sports, and so starved for entertainment, that there’s gonna be a little bit of pressure to kind of rush things back.”
What are you doing to try and keep fit during this time?
Here are some links from around the web:
Mailbag: Who should the Warriors draft? and why not Obi Toppin? (Mercury News)
Why Steve Kerr feels bad for Mychal Mulder amid NBA shutdown (NBC Sports)
How the NBA could resume amid coronavirus shutdown (Bleacher Report)