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Rudy Gobert apologizes for touching mics in first public comment since testing positive to COVID-19

by Reynald Magallon, March 13, 2020 12:49pm

Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert apologized publicly for jokingly touched the mics and recorders of the media in his short presser before he tested positive to the Corona Virus a few days after.

Gobert also thanked all the people who wished him well and expressed support to him after the news broke out Thursday (Manila Time.)

"I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment," said Gobert in an Instagram post.

"The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse," Gobert added.

Gobert said he hoped his experience will serve as a warning and asked everyone to take the virus seriously. The back-to-back Defensive of the Year assured that he's in good care and he will recover from the illness

"I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as a way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus," he said.

"I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love."

Aside from Gobert, Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive to the virus.

Several teams who have played Gobert and the Jazz recently will have their players and staff also quarantined.

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