SJ - July 16, 2020
Russell Westbrook revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 after not joining his Rockets teammates in the NBA's Disney Bubble. He urged people to take the virus seriously and mask up.
The Rockets star didn't take his own advice. He was spotted poolside at the Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas without a mask and not practicing social distancing at all weeks before his positive test.
From Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Exactly one month before announcing he’s tested positive for COVID-19, Russell Westbrook was hanging poolside at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas.
Westbrook was with a group of friends, including former NFL running back Reggie Bush, fashion jeweler Greg Yuna, bodybuilders and trainers Mike Rashid and Valeriu Guto and Wynn club host Jai Shaun White at the outdoor dayclub on June 13.
The group posed for a photo at one of the party space’s VIP bungalows.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
Take the virus seriously and wear a mask just like Russ did. He crawled under a rock and covered himself in hand sanitizer. Oh wait, he did whatever he wanted to, partied in Vegas and got the virus with little to no complications. Do as Russ says, not as he does.