New York Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus

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New York Knicks owner, James Dolan, has tested positive for coronavirus just hours after matching massive donation for a relief fund.

It seems like the NBA has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus and New York Knicks owner, James Dolan is the latest to test positive. According to reports Dolan is in self-isolation and is showing “little to no symptoms” as of Saturday night.

This report comes just after it was reported that no Knicks players were being tested for the virus,  despite the New York Nets having a total of four confirmed ill.

The Post reported the players were ineligible for testing because none of their players showed symptoms. It appeared that Mayor de Blasio agreed with the lack of testing after he tweeted the following.

“We wish [the Nets] a speedy recovery. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick.”

This news also comes after reports surfaced where Dolan would be donating money toward employee relief funds. Dolan Family Foundation matched a $1 million donation from the Madison Square Garden who vowed to offer direct assistance to employees who are affected due to the NBA shutdown.

At press time, no Knicks players have confirmed they have the coronavirus.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.