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  1. #16
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    I think they will just end the regular season and start back when the playoffs would have started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Power House View Post
    Adrian Wojnarowski: The Jazz and Thunder players are currently quarantined in the OKC arena, league sources tell ESPN. This is following Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus. – via Twitter wojespn
    Rudy Gobert, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz

    Storyline: Coronavirus
    Royce Young: Prior to tip-off as the game was delayed, Chris Paul ran over to the Utah bench and said “what’s wrong with Rudy?” and they all yelled for him to get away. Now all the players are quarantined in their locker rooms, being tested for the virus. – via Twitter royceyoung
    Chris Paul, Rudy Gobert, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz

    Sam Amick: You can safely expect testing/restrictions for the recent teams that played the Jazz: Toronto, Detroit, Boston, New York in the past eight days. The Rudy Gobert ripple effect will be massive. – via Twitter sam_amick
    Rudy Gobert, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz
    Woj just said that Rudy was not even in the arena and he was feeling ok at the time he got tested positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFLNBA View Post
    Unfortunately news and media turned this into a pandemic. Medical professionals have said its not any more dangerous than common influenza type A and B. Just like the common flu older people or people with compromised immune systems are higher risk to have serious respiratory issues. This is blown way way out of proportion.

    They will end playing last 10 games or so of seasom then hit playoffs. Good rest for LBJ and Davis. Also Waiters gets in shape more practice with team.
    Yeah this is just not true.


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    Home court all but locked up in the West...

    Literally....

    Sorry..had to make light of the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by still1ballin View Post
    Suspended, not canceled.

    Probably shortened season.
    Much needed rest for lebron and AD

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerfan85 View Post
    I think they will just end the regular season and start back when the playoffs would have started.
    Yes! Basketball is way more important!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NFLNBA View Post
    Unfortunately news and media turned this into a pandemic. Medical professionals have said its not any more dangerous than common influenza type A and B. Just like the common flu older people or people with compromised immune systems are higher risk to have serious respiratory issues. This is blown way way out of proportion.

    They will end playing last 10 games or so of seasom then hit playoffs. Good rest for LBJ and Davis. Also Waiters gets in shape more practice with team.
    I work in a hospital and mask aren’t recommended with this corona virus. Never mind the fact that the companies that make the mask put them on a nation wide back order when all of this started. People are selling them on amazon for about 1,000 bucks a box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobeOwnSU View Post
    Yeah this is just not true.


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    This is such a perfect, factual explanation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the world needs to hear right now. Educate yourselves. Thank you, doctor. 👏🏼🙌🏼👨*⚕️

    “Marc Serota, MD immunologist, posted this on facebook. I think it is the clearest statement regarding Coronavirus I have seen.

    From an MD immunologist:
    I don't post a lot on facebook but I would like to give my perspective and context on the coronavirus outbreak. I hope I can be a more reputable source of perspective as a physician who specializes and is board certified in immunology (as well as pediatrics, allergy and dermatology).

    1. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses. "coronavirus" is not unique to this particular strain. Everyone reading this has likely had another different coronavirus infection. This particular strain has been named COVID-19.

    2. Every upper respiratory virus has the potential to be lethal. Patients unfortunately die from many upper respiratory viral infections every year - most prominently the influenza virus. 30,000 people died from the influenza virus in 2019. The media didn't report each one. They have reported all 11 coronavirus deaths. Not telling us about the people lost but rather keeping a death "toll".

    Let me repeat that:
    -Coronavirus: 38 deaths (US in 2020), 3300 deaths (China in 2020).
    -Influenza: 30,000 deaths (US in 2019).

    *Influenza pandemic of 1918: 675,000! (US), 20-50 MILLION!! (worldwide) <---These people I think would have been in favor of receiving their annual flu vaccine.

    This is not meant to minimize any of these deaths but rather to give context and put some facts to the hysteria.

    3. If you're healthy, there is no need to walk around wearing a mask. In addition to looking silly and most of the time wearing/taking them off wrong - which would actually make you more prone to acquiring an infection, they don't prevent you from getting sick. If you're actually sick stay away from people and then, sure, wear a mask so you aren't spreading respiratory droplets every time you cough/sneeze. In medicine we don't wear the masks you're buying and we wear other protective equipment - not just a silly looking mask you found on Amazon. When you see doctor's walking around the world wearing a mask then you should too. Until then, stop.

    4. The symptoms are that of the flu. As doctors we don't test or know about most people with mild or moderate flu symptoms. That means most people will probably get it and just think they had the flu. That means you're only going to hear about the cases that get serious - not all the minor ones which will be the vast majority of cases.

    5. When it is said that people who are older or have other medical conditions are most likely to die - that is equally true for EVERY upper respiratory virus. There is nothing unique about that to this particular virus. It does mean that the only cases we tend to know about are the severe ones. Once a case is severe it then makes sense to test the patient to find out what virus in particular they have. That means you can easily overestimate how severe or lethal the virus is because the only cases you end up knowing about are the serious ones.

    In summary 30,000 people died from the flu last year. Another 30,000 died in car accidents.

    I remember: H1N1 (2009), MERS (2012), Ebola (2014), Coronavirus (2020).

    Take it from me: The poor resident who stood at the door of the ER to triage people in 2009's swine flu (H1N1) hysteria. The over reaction is exponentially worse than the actual problem and in 2020 the over reactions I'm seeing are remarkable. In cold and flu season you'll probably get sick once or twice for about a week each. You might even get this particular coronavirus and most of you won't even know it. I've seen people raiding supermarkets, major meetings and sporting events getting cancelled and fear/racism towards Asian people. These reactions are totally unnecessary and panic based. Just do what you've always done during cold/flu season. Stay away from other people when you're sick, wash your hands and keep them away from your face, and only go to the ER if you feel your symptoms are more severe than a bad cold/flu (shortness of breath, high fever, etc.). And also realize you can't live on earth and not get viral illnesses from time to time. It's a part of nature.

    Please don't ask for antibiotics (those treat bacteria - not viruses). Thats like asking for a fire extinguisher when you're drowning. It can be a life saving device - but the wrong one for the problem at hand. Some doctor's don't want to fight about it when patients insist on antibiotics so they just prescribe them - but it doesn't mean its actually helping you and in some cases they can be harmful (resistance, infections, allergic reactions just to name a few). If you're one who asks for antibiotics every time you're sick, again, take it from me: ask for a flu shot each year and a doctor's note to stay home from work when you're sick instead. You will be much better off.

    The government is very proud that testing will be available to every American. Remember, we don't test for any respiratory virus other than the influenza virus routinely. The reason is thats the only virus that has a treatment (pill) you can take to shorten the duration of severity of the illness. I suspect if we start testing everyone with cold symptoms for coronavirus we're going to find lots of it. It's not going to change the recommendations to stay home and rest. And its not going to predict the small percentage of people who may develop more severe symptoms. Essentially whether someone has coronavirus 19 or some other cold/flu virus isn't going to matter to your doctor. What it will do is slam urgent cares, ER's and hospitals with every patient who has a cold so they can be tested. It is much more sensible to reserve testing for patients requiring hospitalization or more advanced treatments. Even that wouldn't change their management but would be more to confirm the diagnosis and to not waste time looking for other causes of the patients symptoms.

    In conclusion, yes there is a novel virus that our immune systems haven't seen yet so to get immune to it you will have to get infected - at least until a vaccine is developed to bypass the getting sick part and just jumping straight to immune. Most people's immune systems will do that effectively and be fine. A small percentage of unfortunate patients (primarily elderly, immune compromised etc.) will not be able to do that effectively and will need more advanced care. This is true of the cold/flu viruses we deal with every year. Follow normal cold/flu precautions and seek medical care if you feel your symptoms are severe. No need to get hysterical.

    These outbreaks can be instructive for overall knowledge of public health. In particular showing your immune system the uniform of a potential invader (virus) so that if it ever sees a soldier wearing that uniform it will immediately attack and neutralize it without you ever getting sick. That is a wonderful thing and probably the single biggest achievement in medicine throughout human history. That is what vaccines are. The benefit to risk ratio of them are off the charts in favor of vaccines. If viruses like coronavirus scare you, then stay up to date on your vaccines and your immune system will be running the latest software.

    If you still think you should be scared consider this: Doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff are going to hospitals every day. Crowded buildings with tons of sick people. They aren't walking around the halls of the hospitals wearing masks and they haven't stopped going to work. And they are all rolling their eyes at everyone else right now.🙄

    Marc Serota, MD”

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    https://apple.news/AJh-NoSvpQWmSinX5gKAX2g

    Hope this link works. A comprehensive info on the virus and it’s virulence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShadow42 View Post
    Can’t tell if you are serious or not
    I'm serious almost 5,000 people died worldwide it feels like we're in Avengers Infinity War when Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half of the universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFLNBA View Post
    Unfortunately news and media turned this into a pandemic. Medical professionals have said its not any more dangerous than common influenza type A and B. Just like the common flu older people or people with compromised immune systems are higher risk to have serious respiratory issues. This is blown way way out of proportion.

    They will end playing last 10 games or so of seasom then hit playoffs. Good rest for LBJ and Davis. Also Waiters gets in shape more practice with team.
    and this post and thinking is why the ***** spreading like it is... Sorry guys i wanted lebron to win a chip if not the sixers but i cant see them playing this season at all...

    [Russo] Per Dan Woike, via mass text: "The suspension is indefinite, but from what I was told by a league official earlier this week, a player testing positive would mean everything goes on pause (at minimum) for a month

    So a month from now things will be evaluated but the virus will be spreading so much by then that mlb and NHL will also shut down.... Basketball will not be able to come back from this with 2 players testing positive and literally risking so many other people and players... If they were to try and say lets just do the playoffs it would have to be with empty arenas and players would get no games to practice after being down for so long... there is 0 chance the sport comes back this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift Game View Post
    Home court all but locked up in the West...

    Literally....

    Sorry..had to make light of the situation.

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    Yeah, but we lost homecourt for the finals to the Bucks damn virus and our idiot president doesn't know the fck he's doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFLNBA View Post
    This is such a perfect, factual explanation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the world needs to hear right now. Educate yourselves. Thank you, doctor. 👏🏼🙌🏼👨*⚕️

    “Marc Serota, MD immunologist, posted this on facebook. I think it is the clearest statement regarding Coronavirus I have seen.

    From an MD immunologist:
    I don't post a lot on facebook but I would like to give my perspective and context on the coronavirus outbreak. I hope I can be a more reputable source of perspective as a physician who specializes and is board certified in immunology (as well as pediatrics, allergy and dermatology).

    1. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses. "coronavirus" is not unique to this particular strain. Everyone reading this has likely had another different coronavirus infection. This particular strain has been named COVID-19.

    2. Every upper respiratory virus has the potential to be lethal. Patients unfortunately die from many upper respiratory viral infections every year - most prominently the influenza virus. 30,000 people died from the influenza virus in 2019. The media didn't report each one. They have reported all 11 coronavirus deaths. Not telling us about the people lost but rather keeping a death "toll".

    Let me repeat that:
    -Coronavirus: 38 deaths (US in 2020), 3300 deaths (China in 2020).
    -Influenza: 30,000 deaths (US in 2019).

    *Influenza pandemic of 1918: 675,000! (US), 20-50 MILLION!! (worldwide) <---These people I think would have been in favor of receiving their annual flu vaccine.

    This is not meant to minimize any of these deaths but rather to give context and put some facts to the hysteria.

    3. If you're healthy, there is no need to walk around wearing a mask. In addition to looking silly and most of the time wearing/taking them off wrong - which would actually make you more prone to acquiring an infection, they don't prevent you from getting sick. If you're actually sick stay away from people and then, sure, wear a mask so you aren't spreading respiratory droplets every time you cough/sneeze. In medicine we don't wear the masks you're buying and we wear other protective equipment - not just a silly looking mask you found on Amazon. When you see doctor's walking around the world wearing a mask then you should too. Until then, stop.

    4. The symptoms are that of the flu. As doctors we don't test or know about most people with mild or moderate flu symptoms. That means most people will probably get it and just think they had the flu. That means you're only going to hear about the cases that get serious - not all the minor ones which will be the vast majority of cases.

    5. When it is said that people who are older or have other medical conditions are most likely to die - that is equally true for EVERY upper respiratory virus. There is nothing unique about that to this particular virus. It does mean that the only cases we tend to know about are the severe ones. Once a case is severe it then makes sense to test the patient to find out what virus in particular they have. That means you can easily overestimate how severe or lethal the virus is because the only cases you end up knowing about are the serious ones.

    In summary 30,000 people died from the flu last year. Another 30,000 died in car accidents.

    I remember: H1N1 (2009), MERS (2012), Ebola (2014), Coronavirus (2020).

    Take it from me: The poor resident who stood at the door of the ER to triage people in 2009's swine flu (H1N1) hysteria. The over reaction is exponentially worse than the actual problem and in 2020 the over reactions I'm seeing are remarkable. In cold and flu season you'll probably get sick once or twice for about a week each. You might even get this particular coronavirus and most of you won't even know it. I've seen people raiding supermarkets, major meetings and sporting events getting cancelled and fear/racism towards Asian people. These reactions are totally unnecessary and panic based. Just do what you've always done during cold/flu season. Stay away from other people when you're sick, wash your hands and keep them away from your face, and only go to the ER if you feel your symptoms are more severe than a bad cold/flu (shortness of breath, high fever, etc.). And also realize you can't live on earth and not get viral illnesses from time to time. It's a part of nature.

    Please don't ask for antibiotics (those treat bacteria - not viruses). Thats like asking for a fire extinguisher when you're drowning. It can be a life saving device - but the wrong one for the problem at hand. Some doctor's don't want to fight about it when patients insist on antibiotics so they just prescribe them - but it doesn't mean its actually helping you and in some cases they can be harmful (resistance, infections, allergic reactions just to name a few). If you're one who asks for antibiotics every time you're sick, again, take it from me: ask for a flu shot each year and a doctor's note to stay home from work when you're sick instead. You will be much better off.

    The government is very proud that testing will be available to every American. Remember, we don't test for any respiratory virus other than the influenza virus routinely. The reason is thats the only virus that has a treatment (pill) you can take to shorten the duration of severity of the illness. I suspect if we start testing everyone with cold symptoms for coronavirus we're going to find lots of it. It's not going to change the recommendations to stay home and rest. And its not going to predict the small percentage of people who may develop more severe symptoms. Essentially whether someone has coronavirus 19 or some other cold/flu virus isn't going to matter to your doctor. What it will do is slam urgent cares, ER's and hospitals with every patient who has a cold so they can be tested. It is much more sensible to reserve testing for patients requiring hospitalization or more advanced treatments. Even that wouldn't change their management but would be more to confirm the diagnosis and to not waste time looking for other causes of the patients symptoms.

    In conclusion, yes there is a novel virus that our immune systems haven't seen yet so to get immune to it you will have to get infected - at least until a vaccine is developed to bypass the getting sick part and just jumping straight to immune. Most people's immune systems will do that effectively and be fine. A small percentage of unfortunate patients (primarily elderly, immune compromised etc.) will not be able to do that effectively and will need more advanced care. This is true of the cold/flu viruses we deal with every year. Follow normal cold/flu precautions and seek medical care if you feel your symptoms are severe. No need to get hysterical.

    These outbreaks can be instructive for overall knowledge of public health. In particular showing your immune system the uniform of a potential invader (virus) so that if it ever sees a soldier wearing that uniform it will immediately attack and neutralize it without you ever getting sick. That is a wonderful thing and probably the single biggest achievement in medicine throughout human history. That is what vaccines are. The benefit to risk ratio of them are off the charts in favor of vaccines. If viruses like coronavirus scare you, then stay up to date on your vaccines and your immune system will be running the latest software.

    If you still think you should be scared consider this: Doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff are going to hospitals every day. Crowded buildings with tons of sick people. They aren't walking around the halls of the hospitals wearing masks and they haven't stopped going to work. And they are all rolling their eyes at everyone else right now.🙄

    Marc Serota, MD”
    yes this post has already been shot down and called idiotic by multiple experts etc... we saw someone say the same thing in the general area and the doctor is an idiot... He is down playing the severity by quite a bit and doesnt actually have a clue about the strain/how much it has actually spread on top of and not to mention if it becomes worse or when we have antibiotics down the line becomes resistant. You looked up a doctor on facebook who doesnt have a clue... congrats.

    dont worry he made a name for himself just that quickly on facebook but i am sure that has nothing to do with it lol

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    If there is ever an actual 50 percent plus mortality rate we are basically ****ed with how our government/other nations and so on has acted... Everyone dropped the ball on this and its just sad.

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    This is reminding me of a morals story, I'm paraphrasing but you guys should get the gist:

    Man gets shipwrecked on a small deserted island with no food, water or anyway off on his own. He is a man of faith though and begins to pray diligently. The next day a small fishing boat sails by and the fishermen offer help, the man says it's not necessary that he is a man of faith and God will help him. So he continues to pray. Two days later a cruise ship sails by and they offer help but again he refuses, God will help him. He continues to pray. A week goes by and he's barely alive and a military naval ship sails by and offers help and the man still refuses. God will help him. He ends up dying. He goes to heaven and there he asks God what happened, he's a man of faith and prayed diligently but God let him die. In response God says "What you talking about, I sent you a fishermen boat, a cruise ship and a military naval ship but you didn't take any of them. Did you expect me to personally save you?"

    We can get a couple of morals from this story but one that I think is fitting for us Lakers fanatics is to look for these signs that we the Lakers hold too much importance in our lives and there's too much of real life we're missing out on.

    I'm gonna say it to freaken bad whomever gets their feelings hurt but it needs to be said. And honestly I'm gonna say this cause I love all you guys... But I thought it was very sad and pathetic the way many here acted after the unfortunate deaths of Kobe and Gigi. Posting things like you guys hugged your kids and told them you loved them. TF!?!?!? WE SHOULD'VE BEEN/SHOULD BE DOING THAT ALREADY. IT SHOULDN'T OF TAKEN KOBES DEATH FOR US TO REALIZE THAT. Sadly many have already forgotten that and already all about the Lakers once again.

    I've had some addictions in the past and thank God I've gotten passed them but I've realized I just transferred my alcohol and drug addiction to a Lakers and PSD addiction. But I'm also getting passed them.

    Don't know what's gonna happen with the season but if it isn't finished it will suck but oh well. There's real life issues that need my time and attention.

    Love you guys... There's no basketball today, take your kids to the park.

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