OKC Thunder: Doris Burke talks about her positive COVID-19 test

OKC Thunder ESPN reporter and analyst Doris Burke broadcasts during a game . (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
OKC Thunder ESPN reporter and analyst Doris Burke broadcasts during a game . (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

OKC Thunder: news of Doris Burke testing positive for COVID-19 registered in a way none of the players’ positive results did reminding we’re all in this together.

In the first two weeks of the suspension testing of teams and players resulted in 13 positive COVID-19 tests. The OKC Thunder were at the center of the storm as their match versus the Utah Jazz was postponed due to news Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to contract COVID-19.

Another 12 players joined Gobert with positive results although not all names were made public. As the league passed the two-week point of the suspension no other players have been added to the list. This speaks to the self-quarantining players are conducting.

However, late last week journalist Doris Burke guested on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast advising she had also tested positive for the virus. This news rocked me even more than learning the players had positive results.

I can’t pinpoint why this was more difficult to process. Perhaps the concern for Burkes given she isn’t a young player in peak physical condition. Or maybe it was tied to the fact someone not even on the court could contract the virus. Burke is one of the classiest in the sport. A professional who exudes all the traits, someone in my seat looks to emulate. Thankfully, Burke told Woj she self-quarantined and is feeling fine.

The comments Burke’s made that did resonate is the symptoms can take on several different forms. Burke felt extremely tired and had a headache.

"” And we’ve heard so much about shortness of breath, fever, tightness in your chest, chills, body aches, etc. Really, my primary symptom throughout this was this extraordinary fatigue.”"

Having just spent the day with similar symptoms of fatigue and a headache it’s easy to see how this pandemic can get in your head. The stress of worrying about contracting the virus is top of mind for all of us. Keeping a positive mindset can be difficult but it’s important.

As we all navigate this unparalleled situation together there are daily prayers for a resolution. Until the curve flattens no doubt they’ll be more anxious times, but if we follow the medical experts’ advice hopefully that day will come soon.

While we await the return of OKC Thunder live basketball games make sure to utilize the free NBA League Pass offer and catch the games on FS Oklahoma.

As always, stay safe and healthy.

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