Last week, Hawks guard Trae Young played basketball in front of more than 15,000 people in an overtime loss to the Knicks. On Monday, he shot socks at a small bin in front of one amateur videographer.
Such is the life of NBA stars now stuck inside like the rest of us during a coronavirus pandemic that has made at least 181,000 people sick worldwide as of Monday night. The U.S. is advising against gatherings of 10 or more people and encouraging residents to remain inside unless they're performing essential activities. Improvised basketball (and video game basketball) is the best anyone is going to get for a while — from kids kept home from school to the very best pro shooters.
Young went 19 of 20 from the field, his lone miss coming at the start of the penultimate station on an attempt left far too short.
Three NBA players have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), which attacks the respiratory system. Rudy Gobert was the first to receive the diagnosis, followed by Donovan Mitchell and Christian Wood.
The NBA is unlikely to resume until at least mid-June, according to the latest reports.