‘James Harden coronavirus’ has been the talk of the town ever since Westbrook made his announcement. Is Harden COVID-19 positive too?
James Harden and Russell Westbrook both missed the trip to the Orlando bubble last week. And with Westbrook having announced being COVID-19 positive, speculations are rife that Harden is down with the virus too.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2020
James Harden coronavirus positive?
With Russell having tested positive for the coronavirus, there are changes that Harden is also having the virus.
Both Houston Stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook were not available in the recent Zoom interviews of the Rockets players on 3 July as pointed out by the “Rockets Wire”.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook were not among the players the Rockets made available on Zoom calls over the last two weeks
— Adam Spolane (@AdamSpolane) July 9, 2020
The eight time NBA all-star was last spotted in a training session alongside Former Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley on 3 June. After that, he hasn’t really posted any training sessions online as well.
Harden’s last sighting in public
The last time James Harden was seen in public was on June 25th when he was riding his Lamborghini alongside rapper Lil’Baby on Houston’s Southwest Freeway. The travel plan for the Rockets was scheduled on July 9 and from 25th June to 9 July, it is exactly 14 days that is also the recovery period for the Coronavirus.
However, despite there being a 14 day gap between his last public appearance and his trip to Orlando, Harden hasn’t quite been able to make it.
Moreover, Woj had earlier confirmed that a Western conference playoff team had had 4 players that had tested positive.
As coronavirus testing for players heading to Orlando starts today, teams are bracing for significant numbers of positive tests. One Western Conference playoff team had four positives in past few weeks, per sources. Full training camps start on July 11 at Disney.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2020
No solid reason by Harden not to arrive on time
James Harden has not provided any reasoning for not being on that flight to Orlando.
So was the case with the big man Russell, but now the reason is clear on his part as he has been tested positive for the coronavirus.
Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni was also not clear on Harden and Russell but said that they might join in some days. He said “I don’t think it’s going to be too many days. It will work itself out. Some things you can’t control totally, but in a few days, they’ll be here”.
With Russell tested positive and James Harden not being clear why he didn’t join the bubble. We can be skeptical about the fact that James might also be infected with the coronavirus.