Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, teammate Royce O'Neale and professional gamer and Fortnite streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare together on Wednesday.
Mitchell announced the stream earlier in the day:
O'Neale then said he wanted to jump into the mix and received the invite from Mitchell:
Mitchell then posted the Twitch stream:
The third-year pro and one-time All-Star spoke with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts about his experience with COVID-19, noting his self-quarantine status and that he's playing video games to help pass the time.
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EXCLUSIVE: “I think that’s the scariest part about this virus is that you may seem fine.” @NBA star @spidadmitchell speaks out for the first time from isolation since being diagnosed with COVID-19, despite being “asymptomatic.” https://t.co/i9rZzYvW4s https://t.co/wZJBteQjtV
The Jazz guard recently participated in a Call of Duty tournament held by SLAM, which featured two teams in a best-of-seven series. Mitchell's six-man team lost 4-3 after nearly coming back from a 3-0 deficit.
The NBA suspended play on Wednesday, March 11, after Mitchell's teammate, center Rudy Gobert, tested positive for COVID-19. There is no timetable for its return, but Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told WFAA that he believed games could begin again by mid-May.