Two Lakers test positive for the coronavirus

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The Lakers logo is seen at center court inside the Staples Center on Dec. 18, 2017. (Credit: Harry How / Getty Images)

The Lakers logo is seen at center court inside the Staples Center on Dec. 18, 2017. (Credit: Harry How / Getty Images)

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Two players on the Lakers tested positive for the coronavirus, the team confirmed Thursday. Both players are asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of team doctors, the Lakers said in a statement.

“All players and members of the Lakers staff are being asked to continue to observe self-quarantine and shelter at home guidelines, closely monitor their health, consult with their personal physicians and maintain constant communication with the team,” the statement read.

The Lakers encouraged players to get tested, and made it available on a voluntary basis, after four Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the virus Tuesday. Only injured All-Star Kevin Durant said publicly he had contracted the virus. Durant and two of his teammates who tested positive have not experienced any symptoms.

Since the Lakers had played the Nets on March 10, team doctors and public health officials recommended players get tested, according to the team’s statement.

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