Saturday night’s Golden State Warriors-Charlotte Hornets match-up was supposed to be Steph Curry’s annual homecoming game since he grew up in Charlotte. But just before it kicked off, Curry was deep in conversation with the Warriors staff as well as Charlotte’s team doctor, and he was ruled a late scratch due to “illness.”
Nobody wanted to say it out loud, but the concern, of course, was COVID-19. On a few other occasions this season, players have been yanked by the NBA right before and even during games due to either positive coronavirus tests or close-contact interactions with someone who tested positive. Hornets color commentator Dell Curry — Steph’s dad — also sounded a little nervous when their broadcast began about the status of his kid.