Like Kevin Durant, Quinn Cook grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and although they’re five years apart in age, their shared personal and NBA experiences have helped them form a solid friendship.
Cook, the Lakers back-up point guard, was on a Washington, DC podcast, Wizards Talk, Friday and talked about KD, who was one of four Nets who admitted he had tested positive for coronavirus last weekend. There’s been no updates on his condition since then.
“He’s good. He’s good,” Cook said. “His spirits are good. K is in great spirits, still being K, man. Low, mellow, chill, moving at his own pace.”
Cook praised Durant for coming forward with his positive test outcome. Of the four Nets who tested positive in when checked a week ago, KD is the only one who’s admitted his status. The Nets have not revealed the names of the other three players. Cook said Durant’s admission helped spreading awareness of the virus.
”He’s just encouraging social distancing, staying inside and don’t expose others,” Cook said on Durant. ”For him to step up to the plate and use his platform to spread awareness, it’s brave. That’s the kind of guy he is. He’s fine. He’s doing great.”
On Thursday, the U.S. Surgeon General specifically called for Durant and other young celebrities to talk about the dangers of the disease.
- Quinn Cook praises Kevin Durant for using his platform to spread coronavirus awareness - Ethan Cadeaux - NBC SPORTS