Here's how athletes are 'social distancing' during coronavirus outbreak

Written By Emily Carson
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With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak shutting down leagues across the world, sports fans now have to find other hobbies. Athletes have also been forced to fill entire days with other activities.

Here's how several of them have chosen to spend their time.

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Tacko Fall

Two words: TIK. TACKO.

The NBA star broke out some dance moves in an all-camo outfit during his time off.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

 While My (Guitar) Giannis Gently Weeps? The Beatles have nothing on the Greek Freak, who appears to be learning to play a few notes.

Yasiel Puig

Puig your prepper! The Indians right fielder is ready for the coronavirus.


Kevin Love

When he's not donating to help arena workers, Kevin Love has been catching up on this year's list of Oscar nominations. When they say "watching film" I'm not sure this is what they mean, but it looks fun.


Andrew McCutchen

The Phillies center fielder took advantage of the empty clubhouse to host his own dance party.

Gotta stay limber during the offseason.

He's also having too much fun with his calculator. We might need baseball back now.


Ja Morant

Ja is still very much in the zone. Gotta stay fresh for when the season comes back.

LeBron James

"King James" has been busy on Instagram. When he's not watching old highlights of his own dunks off Dwyane Wade lobs, he's filming his family's TikToks.

Bryce Harper

In a poll, the Phillies right fielder asked fans if he should start streaming his "Fortnite" sessions. 


Later on, he posted a cute photo taken by his wife of him holding his infant son and relaxing by the water. Based on the tag, Harper is still in Florida near the Phillies' spring training complex.


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Serge Ibaka

Ibaka is preparing for the coronavirus by doing ... whatever this is.

Why are most of the boxes open? Why are the open boxes outside? What exactly is he trying to show?

Ibaka is under a 14-day quarantine after the Raptors played the the Jazz on Monday. He was the primary defender responsible for covering Utah’s Rudy Gobert, who tested positive for the coronavirus. (All Raptors players and staffers have since tested negative.)

The veteran forward is making the most of his quarantine by building a home gym.

Luka Doncic

Doncic has admitted that he is already playing way too many video games during the NBA hiatus.


He seems to be the guy to beat at "FIFA."

The All-Star guard also put up 50 points and 19 assists (virtually) to beat the Suns on Friday, so maybe he's just an all-sport console athlete.

Enes Kanter

The Celtics center is looking out for the welfare of the general public during his time off.

He is also very, very bored.

He then decided to give his 500,000 followers a heart attack with this tweet:

And he has a really smart cat who is very thirsty, apparently. 

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Patrick Corbin

The winning pitcher from the 2019 World Series, Corbin is keeping his basketball skills sharp — "Air Bud" style. Looks like either his skills need some work, or his dog is really good on defense.


Hopefully the NBA isn't his backup career, and not just because that league is shut down, too.

Jeff McNeil

No video games for the Mets. "Squirrel" is breaking out some good, old-fashioned board games.

Reliever Daniel Zamora posted a video of McNeil, wrapped in a blanket and looking rather disheveled, playing a board game with some of his teammates.

He did win, so it's not all bad!

Zamora has declared himself the "beat reporter for Jeff McNeil" while the coronavirus outbreak rages on. He documented him bowling on day 2.

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