NHL's Approach to COVID-19 Testing Vastly Different From the NBA

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The NHL followed the lead of the NBA when it came to stoppage of play, but the two sports testing for coronavirus is vastly different. The NBA has received criticism after teams like the Lakers, Celtics and the Nets have announced that players on their teams have tested positive for COVID-19 while being asymptomatic. At a time where there are a shortage of tests in the United States, professional athletes and celebrities continue to get access to tests that the general public simply cannot. SI’s senior writer Alex Prewitt details the NHL’s stark difference in approach to testing, centered around the idea that players in their league are only getting tested if they’re symptomatic.