Donovan Mitchell, Royce O'Neale Play Call of Duty with Ninja

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 26, 2020

Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka, rear, defends against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) who goes to the basket in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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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:

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell

Gonna stream wit my guy @Ninja tonight 👀👀👀👀

O'Neale then said he wanted to jump into the mix and received the invite from Mitchell:

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell

Lets get it 😳😳 @BucketsONeale00 @Ninja @CallofDuty https://t.co/PUjsHnW1LH

Mitchell then posted the Twitch stream:  

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell

We live!!!! @BucketsONeale00 @Ninja https://t.co/HVK43RTLQf

Mitchell is in self-quarantine after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He is one of at least 14 NBA players to have a confirmed positive case, per Colin Ward-Henninger and Jack Maloney of CBS Sports.

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.

Good Morning America @GMA

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.

SLAM @SLAMonline

We’re LIVE STREAMING on Twitch at 7pm EST with some of the best hoopers in the first @SLAMftw Call of Duty tournament!! Follow our channel: https://t.co/0ADlUVO6lA https://t.co/nItF0MYz1X

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.


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