Journalist Kylie Griffin tweeted that the point guard of the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook was allowed to participate in the restart of the NBA season. Earlier it became known that the player was infected with the coronavirus.
The head coach of the team Mike D’Antoni said that Westbrook will fly to Orlando soon. Westbrook, in turn, reported last week that he had contracted the coronavirus. The team went to Orlando without Russell.
Westbrook spent his first season with the Rockets. The point guard scored 27.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, and made 7.0 assists this season.
The NBA said it expects several cases of the coronavirus infection among players. However, that will not disrupt the restart of the 2019/2020 season, which is scheduled to begin on July 30th at Disney World in Orlando. 22 teams will take part in the restart of the season. At the time of the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Houston was ranked fifth in the NBA Western Conference standings.
A few days ago, it became known that Russel Westbrook was allowed to participate in the restart of the NBA season and had already held his first training session with the team in Orlando.
For Equality and Justice
Westbrook recently featured anti-racist jerseys for players on his social media. The basketball player himself also actively supports the initiative and has recently expressed his own opinion about what is happening. According to him, it is vital that the clubs’ owners are also interested in the restoration of social justice. Westbrook believes that the support of team management during such a difficult time is very crucial for black players. “It’s important for us to know that we are supported and understood, especially by the people we play for,” Westbrook said.