NBA family finding ways to fill the hours while social distancing
From NBA Twitter reports
The NBA is wrapping its first weekend after Wednesday’s unexpected suspension, and players have been finding all kinds of ways to fill the hours. Standout rookie Zion Williamson is among those taking advantage of a chance to snag family time, including reading with his younger brother:
“There’s nothing like a good book, especially when reading to my little brother. We work hard all year long and although we want to be out on the court, it’s great to have quality family time. Stay home and be safe all.” –@Zionwilliamson pic.twitter.com/ib6cWx7Cjm
— NBA (@NBA) March 15, 2020
Hornets big man Cody Zeller is ready to attempt a few new endeavors for everyone’s collective entertainment, such as a little cooking. The Blazers backcourt is looking to binge, and taking suggestions as we speak:
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 15, 2020
Former Blazers are gaming — and for a good cause on Monday — with Heat big Meyers Leonard participating in a fundraising stream of “Call of Duty: Warzone” to raise money for COVID-19 charities.
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Spencer Dinwiddie got things started on social media by asking which players are watching their own highlights on YouTube. Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum and Buddy Hield responded, as did former Kia MVP and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry.
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) March 16, 2020
At least twice a day 😂😂😂
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 16, 2020
Of course, the workouts are happening — often at home. Here’s a minute-long peek inside Serge Ibaka’s living-room routine:
Sending love and positivity to everyone staying at home during this health crisis. I hope some of you feel inspired to exercise at home and to stay healthy and in shape! pic.twitter.com/MtEo7Jpy6b
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) March 15, 2020
And some are crossing disciplines, like Goran Dragic, now a slo-mo soccer king:
Soccer time ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/U4VhX8vHhS
— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) March 15, 2020
Curry also offered up some wise words and a solid reminder of all the ways you too can help “flatten the curve”:
We all have to take responsibility for ourselves and do whatever it takes to #stopthespread. There’s a sense of urgency to flatten the curve and give ourselves and the healthcare system the best chance to get through this pandemic. Share this message and let’s protect each other! pic.twitter.com/T8JfydahCu
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 15, 2020