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Report: Two Lakers players have tested positive for coronavirus

Los Angeles is the latest franchise to get hit by coronavirus.

Usually packed with fans, the entrance area is empty due to a closed Staples Center. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Two Los Angeles Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Thursday evening.

Right now, it’s unclear who the two players are and if the rest of the Lakers are positive for negative for coronavirus. The Sixers just announced earlier in the day three members of their organization have tested positive for COVID-19, though didn’t specify who the three were.

The NBA also announced that practice facilities would be shut down for players and staff indefinitely.