Russell Westbrook was seen partying in Las Vegas a month ago, and that is suspected to be where he caught the coronavirus, according to reports.
Russell Westbrook partied at Encore Beach Club in Wynn Las Vegas a month ago. The superstar recently revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. His fellow all-star James Harden is also speculated to be tested positive. Rumors were rife when the former MVP winners did not arrive in the Orlando bubble with the rest of the Rockets’ team.
Russell Westbrook and his Las Vegas Party
The 9 time All-star partied with former NFL running back Reggie Bush, fashion jeweler Greg Yuna, bodybuilders and trainers Mike Rashid and Valeriu Guto, and Wynn club host Jai Shaun White. The Las Vegas Review-Journal issued a statement saying:
“Any guest diagnosed with COVID-19 while visiting the resort is reported to the Southern Nevada Health District, which conducts community contact tracing. Our internal contact tracing determines who in the resort the guest has had contact with and what areas they visited; relevant contacts are informed for testing and the areas visited are thoroughly sanitized.”
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
No clear cut connections have been drawn between these incidents. However, speculations remain rampant that this might be the place where the Rockets’ star could have been infected.
Clearly no real social distancing was maintained during the party in Las Vegas and parties have generally been seen as breeding grounds for the spread of COVID-19.
— Diogenes (@WallStCynic) July 14, 2020
The NBA star urged everyone to stay safe and wear masks at all times. The former MVP is currently in quarantine and is feeling well. Westbrook also hopes to join the team as soon as possible. The point guard averages 27.5 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds per game this season. Westbrook has continued with his emphatic performances on the court after he swapped the Thunders for the Rockets.
What’s next for the Rockets?
Recently, the Rockets can’t stop being in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Rockets’ squad player Bruno Caboclo recently tested positive for COVID-19. The Rockets currently have a record of 40-24 this season and are tied with the Thunders for the fifth seed. They will hope that their all-star join them before the league restarts.
Russell and Harden are chasing their first ever NBA titles. Both know that winning a NBA title would solidify their legacy and remove the asterisks surrounding their careers.
Everyone questioned how the Rockets would function with two ball dominant players playing on the same time. But the two superstars have played cohesively this season. Harden’s isolation play has freed Westbrook to attack the rim.
NBA stern on restrictions in Orlando bubble
The NBA has been trying its best to curb the spread of the deadly virus by putting some strict rules in place. The league would be hoping that no other players get infected.
The league has been embroiled in various controversies. The league’s restart was always going to be a polarizing especially with the current social conditions in America.
Quarantine rules have already been broken and models have been sent invites for the NBA bubble. Things could unfold very quickly if discipline within the bubble is not maintained.