Russell Westbrook spotted at party in Las Vegas before coronavirus diagnosis
Russell Westbrook revealed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19, and a recent report reveals that the Houston Rockets star was spotted at a party in Las Vegas last month.
Earlier this week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal shared an image of Westbrook at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel on June 13 alongside a group that included former NFL running back Reggie Bush.
While there is no further evidence of Westbrook’s activities at the Encore Beach Club last month, it’s clear the NBA star was at the very least not wearing a mask or practicing social distancing when the below photograph was taken.
NBA superstar @russwest44 was with a group, including Reggie Bush, at Encore Beach Club https://t.co/QqTvOMT3HF— Las Vegas Review-Journal (@reviewjournal) July 13, 2020
No other member of the group that joined Westbrook at the pool party has publicly confirmed a positive test result. When the Las Vegas Review-Journal reached out to Wynn Las Vegas for comment, the hotel declined to offer any specifics on the Westbrook situation, citing guest confidentiality policies.
Westbrook confirmed his coronavirus diagnosis on Monday with a social media post. In it, the Rockets star notes the severity of the pandemic, writing, “Please take this virus seriously.”
pic.twitter.com/Kq7CE26TxD— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
Westbrook and fellow Rockets star James Harden were expected to join their teammates in Orlando, Fla., at the Walt Disney World Resort on Monday. While the continued absences of Harden and Rockets newcomer Luc Mbah a Moute remain unclear, Westbrook’s announcement Monday means it will be some time before the 2017 NBA MVP joins the team in Orlando.