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"I wanted to know what it meant," Durant told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. "What is the virus about? I started to get information about it more and more. It calmed me down. ... I was just more curious to what I was dealing with and how I could fight it myself."
Durant and his three unnamed teammates have all since recovered.
The All-Star forward has missed the entire 2019-20 NBA season due to a torn Achilles and confirmed he won't be playing in Orlando when the campaign resumes. However, Durant is contributing away from the sport amid the global pandemic.
"My mom and my foundation did an event last week at Bishop McNamara High School in District Heights, Maryland. We fed about 100 families," Durant said. "We fed some families in New York as well. We helped with a couple of businesses in Brooklyn as well.
"We're trying to do our part somehow, some way. But I didn't want to tell you that. I just wanted to do stuff and not say much about it. But the city I play in now and towns I've lived in, we're trying to see what we can do to help."