Basketball superstar Kevin Durant tests positive for the coronavirus

Kevin Durant

Basketball superstar Kevin Durant has become the most high-profile sportsman to test positive for the coronavirus.

Durant is among four members of the Brooklyn Nets, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday (March 17, 2020).

Confirming the news to The Athletic, the former Golden State Warriors star insisted he felt fine, but urged fans and followers to stay safe amid the ongoing health crisis.

“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” Durant said.

A team statement reads: “Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms while three are asymptomatic. All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.”

There are now seven known cases of coronavirus in the National Basketball Association. The league was shut down and all games suspended last week (ends March 13, 2020) after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.

His teammate Donovan Mitchell, along with the Detroit PistonsChristian Wood, have also since tested positive for the virus.