NBA Players Told to Avoid High-Fives With Fans Due to Coronavirus

Posted on March 3, 2020 2:18 pm
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The National Basketball Association has issued a list of precautions players should take in order to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus, including avoiding high-fives with fans.

Players should offer fist-bumps to fans instead of high-fives, and should not accept items for autographs, such as pens, jerseys, and balls, according to a league memo obtained by the Associated Press.

“The coronavirus remains a situation with the potential to change rapidly — the NBA and the Players Association will continue to work with leading experts and team physicians to provide up-to-date information and recommended practices that should be followed to prevent