Steph Curry reminds NBA fans: Practice social distancing

Delfin Dioquino
Steph Curry reminds NBA fans: Practice social distancing
Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry says everybody should 'do their part' to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – NBA superstar Steph Curry encouraged fans to practice precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, most especially social distancing. 

The two-time NBA Most Valuable Players said everybody should “do their part” to stem the virus outbreak in a video posted on his social media accounts. 

“I know this time is pretty hectic and crazy and there’s a lot of uncertainty out there but I just want to take the time to encourage everybody to practice social distancing to the best of their abilities,” he said. 

“[A]s best we can, practice social distancing so we can get rid of the spread of this virus as soon as possible,” he added. 

Washing hands is also crucial, Curry said. 

“[To] flatten the curve, make sure you stay 6 feet away from people, wash your hands when you’re going inside, outside as much as you can, water and soap,” he said. 

Curry had just returned from a 58-game absence before the league decided to suspend its season indefinitely after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for the virus. 

As of this writing, two other NBA players contracted the virus: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood

Instead of making up for lost time in the gym, Curry decided to stay home.

“We can all come together collectively to stop the spread of this virus so everybody do their part. I’m doing mine at home. Me and my family really enjoying family time,” the 3-time NBA champion said. 

More than 150,000 people have been infected by the virus in over 100 countries, while the worldwide death toll has exceeded 5,700. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.