Monday’s Mashup: Tom Brady shares his perspective on coronavirus outbreak

Lucy Burdge
March 09, 2020 - 8:24 am

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-- Tom Brady does not seem all that worried about the coronavirus. 

While the sports world scrambles to figure out contingency plans amid the outbreak, Brady isn’t sweating it. 

The quarterback posted two graphics to his Instagram recently offering a “perspective” on the panic over the coronavirus. 

-- LeBron James is not entirely worried about the coronavirus either, saying this weekend he would not support the NBA holding games without fans in the stands.

The league issued a memo to teams on Friday telling them to prepare for the possibility of playing in empty arenas. 

“We play games without the fans? Nah, that’s impossible,” James said. “I ain’t playing if I ain’t got the fans in the crowd. That’s who I play for. I play for my teammates, and I play for the fans. That’s what it’s all about. So if I show up to an arena and there ain’t no fans in there, I ain’t playing. They can do what they want to do.”

The memo also said teams should prepare “for the possibility of implementing temperature checks on players, team staff, referees, and anyone else who is essential to conducting such a game in the team’s arena.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I do have one bit of scoop for us. I've been texting with Tommy. I don't (usually) pass along these conversations, but one thing he told me -- 'Nobody knows anything. So anyone who is telling you they know, they don't know.' I'm not going through any other part of the conversation, (but) I followed up and he said, 'Clean it up.' So I'm cleaning it up." -- Charlie Weis, on Tom Brady