Celtics’ Enes Kanter reveals his initial concern about the NBA suspension and Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus test

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Enes Kanter revealed he was very concerned after the NBA suspension due to the positive coronavirus test of Rudy Gobert.

The big man of the Boston Celtics began to worry if he or any of his teammates had contracted the virus.

“I was watching this game on TV — I think it was Dallas (Mavericks) against Denver (Nuggets) — and at the same time I’m, of course, looking at the news and what’s going on and stuff. And then, the news just broke out, they said, ‘The NBA just got suspended.’ And I’m like, ‘What?!’

As soon as I hear that, I went up to my trainer’s room. I said, ‘Hey, what’s going on? What are we going to do?’ And he said, ‘… We don’t know how long it’s going to be. Let’s just see what’s going to happen.’ I thought to myself, ‘We played against those guys 10 days before.’ Then I’m like, ‘OK that game, did I guard him?’ It doesn’t matter if I guarded him or not, are we touching the same basketball?

So, it was a lot of questions going through your mind and stuff. But even if you don’t have it, you worry about if your teammates got it or not,” Kanter told NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg on the latest edition of The Enes Kanter Show, as transcribed by Abigail Adams of NESN:

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