Jabari Parker seen playing tennis after a positive coronavirus test

Tanya Simon
June 30, 2020

The Kings are looking into reports that forward Jabari Parker was caught on camera playing tennis in a Chicago-area park Saturday, just three days after revealing he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Sacramento Kings small forward Jabari Parker was photographed while playing tennis in his hometown of Chicago, and to make things worse, the former no.2 overall pick was not wearing a mask. He added he planned to join his teammates next month at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., when the National Basketball Association season resumes.

The Kings told the Sacramento Bee the team was aware of the report and gathering additional information.

Parker was one of the 16 National Basketball Association players that were tested positive for the virus earlier this week.

In his statement through the Kings, Jabari said he found out his diagnosis "several days ago", but didn't specify when or how long he's been quarantined in Chi-Town.

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In any case, we've reached out to his rep for clarification - so far, no word back.

The NBA season was suspended on March 11.

Teammate Alex Len also announced Wednesday that he also tested positive for the virus.

Under the league's COVID-19 protocols, any player who tests positive must refrain from exercise training for a period of two weeks from the date of the first positive test or the resolution of viral symptoms, whichever date is later. Tests were administered earlier this week after teams returned to their respective markets to prepare for the "bubble" games, which are set to start on July 30 at Walt Disney World.

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