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Leagues all-over the world are paused due to the coronavirus outbreak and many players are remaining isolated following the instructions of the public health experts. Anthony Randolph described the situation in Spain in an interview with Marc J. Spears of “The Undeafeated”.

“It is a little devastating to know that your season can be postponed for a certain period of time or even canceled,” Randolph said. “It’s kind of hard to deal with when you put in so much work and we’re positioning ourselves for seeding and the playoffs, getting ready for the real season playing for titles and championships.”

Randolph is a seasoned veteran in EuroLeague, playing for Real Madrid. His whole team is remaining in self-isolation, as a player tested positive for COVID-19. The season in Europe is in jeopardy as European countries try to contain the spread of the virus, but for Randolph the most important thing is the health of the players and the families.

“I don’t think anybody knows how this situation will play out,” Randolph added. “Me as a basketball player, I want play to resume because Real Madrid and other teams have been working since August, September in order to compete, have a chance to win a title and to compete against all the players over here. For it to end like this, it cheapens everything. But at the same time, the health of the players and the families that are involved are the most important thing.”