Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell to have exclusive interview with Good Morning America

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell will speak out publicly for the first time since his coronavirus diagnosis on Good Morning America.

Since being diagnosed with novel coronavirus, Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell has been fairly quiet, which is completely understandable, considering Mitchell and the NBA are going through a difficult time.

Mitchell, however, will have an exclusive interview with Good Morning America airing tomorrow morning. This will be Mitchell’s first public speaking since his diagnosis. The show begins at 5:00 MT, so be sure to tune in.

Many, including myself, are very eager to hear from Donovan. Throughout this whole ordeal, my top concern has been the players health. Physically and mentally. I hope to see/hear his typical vibrant attitude and hope that he is in good spirits.

The only updates that we’ve gotten from Mitchell are an Instagram post and a brief video message via the NBA’s Twitter account.

Mitchell could also give this story a different perspective. Hearing the point of view from a person who’s gone through it is totally different than someone, say I, simply reading about it. Mitchell is one of three NBA players to have a positive novel coronavirus test.

The other two players are Rudy Gobert, Mitchell’s Utah Jazz teammate and Detroit’s Christian Wood. All players are in self quarantine as they recover.

As ESPN’s Adrian Wojanrowski previously reported, Mitchell and Gobert aren’t exactly on the best of terms at the moment. It’s a relationship that I believe is certainly repairable, but it’s going to be interesting to see if Mitchell adds any insight on this topic.

That, obviously, is far from the top concern, though. Yeah, the reports of a rift between Utah’s two All-Stars has had fans, myself included, running around like a chicken with its head cut off. At the end of the day, though, these are human beings and their health is far more important than anything basketball related.

Once again, I just want to send my thoughts and prayers to Mitchell, Gobert, Wood and everyone around the world battling novel coronavirus. Let’s remain strong and try to educate as many people as we can about this virus!

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For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.

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