Bam Adebayo says Bradley Beal is feeling good, has no coronavirus symptoms

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Adebayo says Beal is feeling good, has no COVID-19 symptoms originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Wizards guard Bradley Beal was dealt a disappointing blow after he was placed on the COVID-19 health and safety protocols list by Team USA on Wednesday night. 

Thursday, it was announced that he would miss the Tokyo Olympics altogether. Beal was set to become the first active Wizards player to play in the Olympics, which begin for Team USA on July 25. 

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo said that Beal had contracted COVID-19 and he had conversations with him about how he was feeling. He wasn’t worried about who the replacement could be, but instead the status of Beal’s health.

“You don’t really think about who’s next when somebody catches COVID,” Adebayo said. “COVID is deadly, so the first thing you think about is not who I can get from my team, or who is next up, you think about how they’re doing and what’s their symptoms and what they’re going through.”

Adebayo and the Heat were decimated by COVID-19 in January, before vaccines were widely available, and Adebayo was one of the many players put on the list.

“I feel like, bottom line, you should always reach out to someone that catches COVID that you know,” Adebayo said. “I did that, he said he was good, said he had no symptoms. That’s etiquette No. 1, you just check up on the person and worry about the next steps after that.”

Beal will miss the chance to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games and will now focus on his health.

“It still definitely gives you PTSD,” Adebayo said. “Somebody catching COVID, I remember when I had it, it’s just one of those things I wouldn’t wish on anybody.”