COVID-19 continues to find its way into the sports world, and some believe keeping certain things quiet could be for the better.
Former Celtics center Kendrick Perkins, however, believes positive coronavirus tests should be kept confidential.
“The (coronavirus) tests are very limited. They donât have that many. So when certain people need to test and a lot of people are really, really ill, they canât get access to the test,” Perkins said Thursday on WEEI’s “Dale & Keefe,” as transcribed by WEEI.com. “And when you see on TV and social media that the basketball players are getting tests and teams are getting handed out 30 tests at one time, everyone is like, âHold on. Why do they get special privileges?â And itâs only right.
“At this point in time, you know, everyone should be treated equally and fairly.Â I think if the NBA and players are getting tested, at least try to keep it under the radar. You know what I mean? Just so you wonât make a mess of this â¦ because itâs really unfair.”
Perkins makes a point that may be worth considering, as the COVID-19 virus only spreads more.