Jay Williams To Miss Remainder Of NBA Finals Coverage After Contracting COVID-19
ESPN’s Jay Williams will miss the rest of the NBA Finals after contracting COVID-19, he announced in a video on Twitter, Friday. Williams had been involved in ABC’s live on-site studio coverage.
“The last couple of days for me have been challenging," he said. "But I wanted to be the first to tell you guys that you will not see me at Game 5, Game 6, or a potential Game 7 of the NBA Finals because I have tested positive for COVID. I have received both my shots. I am fully vaccinated. But this is our new normal. This is the difficulty of navigating a different type of terrain, like we all are.”
Williams says he is doing "ok" and is vaccinated, but that his 2 1/2-year-old daughter is immunosuppressed and plans on taking all precautions. To that end, he'll be staying quarantined in his hotel for the next 10 days.
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He says “the symptoms weren’t as bad as it could have been.”
“This is a great reminder for me and for everybody that we have to continue to be as diligent as possible,” he added.
Game 5 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns is currently being played in Phoenix, AZ. We'll keep you updated with the final results as they come in.