Marco Belinelli San Antonio Spurs
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Marco Belinelli shared his thoughts on the NBA suspension and the coronavirus crisis, which he described as ‘tragic’.

The forward of the San Antonio Spurs said he has been living essentially in quarantine for the past two weeks and has been confined mostly to his home.

“I’m going out to only take my dog for a walk. We do our grocery shopping online, and I’m working out at home. I want to also thank the Spurs staff, that is absolutely present and read to accommodate our every need, by bringing us food and all the necessary tools to continue our sports routine as much as possible.

The situation is really tragic. This virus has been underestimated in all countries since the first moment and immediate procedure wasn’t taken, thinking that it was similar to the flu.

Being Italian, I saw all the progress of the virus and the restrictions that have been taken by my country. In the United States, we have been facing this virus for a week.

It’s necessary to see what will happen in the coming weeks. For me, it is a huge absence, but safety and health come before anything. It’s our priority to defeat and get over this situation,” Belinelli said, per Dionysis Aravantinos of

The NBA has suspended the season for at least 30 days, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.