Charles Barkley Reportedly Tests Negative for Coronavirus after the NBA Legend Experienced Flu-Like Symptoms

NBA Legend Charles Barkley has been feeling ill in the past couple of days, but test results sent back to him claim he is negative for Coronavirus. 

COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading around the world at such a terrifying pace, and people continue to fear for their safety especially after exhibiting symptoms that could lead to the highly-contagious virus. 

CHARLES BARKLEY EXHIBITED SYMPTOMS

Charles Barkley was worried he had COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms while working on "Inside The NBA." To make sure, he took a test on March 12 and informed his show crew that he's decided to self-isolate to make sure he doesn't pass on the symptoms to anyone else. 

The NBA was ultimately postponed due to Coronavirus, after multiple players tested positive.

REVEALING HIS TEST RESULTS

When speaking to his crew on "Inside the NBA," he revealed that he was in New York, a hotspot for where the Coronavirus could be rampant. When he went to Atlanta, he fell ill and decided to take the precautionary measures that he did. 

Thankfully, the COVID-19 test came out negative. The 57-year-old added that he is feeling much better now, and thanked his supporters for sending him love and prayers throughout his Coronavirus scare. Now, he urged others to take care of themselves to ensure their own well-being. 

NBA AND THE CORONAVIRUS

The NBA was ultimately postponed due to Coronavirus, after multiple players tested positive. It all began when all-star Rudy Gobert started exhibiting symptoms, which he then-jokingly passed on by touching all the microphones in the room when he was being interviewed.

Shortly after, his test came out positive. A couple of days later, his Utah Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell confirmed that he, too, got the virus. Since then, the likes of former MVP Kevin Durant, Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons, Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics, two players from the Los Angeles Lakers, and three other players from the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the virus.

Donovan Mitchell during a game against the Charlotte Hornets in November 2018 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Donovan Mitchell during a game against the Charlotte Hornets in November 2018 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

SELF-QUARANTINE IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

Aside from players, there are also members from the organizations of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets that tested positive for the Coronavirus. 

Due to the long "waiting time" for the virus to show symptoms, many more are expected to have contracted the virus throughout the beginning of this NBA season, and the players and organizations remain in self-quarantine with their families to try and stop the spread. 

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I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment. The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus . I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love.

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