The Rush: Kobe graces the cover of 2K as NBA players continue to test COVID-positive

NBA2K released its stunning artwork for the new Mamba Forever Edition, NBA players continue to test positive for COVID as the league is coming back to life and Jared shows you What’s Good While Quarantined.

Video Transcript

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- Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!

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JARED QUAY: It wasn't really him, but it sure was good to see Kobe on the court one last time. Mambo was named the final cover athlete for "2K21." And as the two covers show, his look changed a lot in 2K over his career. But he has not changed as much as Zion Williamson has during quarantine. Damn! You thought the pandemic was your ally. Zion was born in it.

PEEWEE HERMAN: I'll say!

JARED QUAY: Look, he might be in the best shape of his life, but that definitely isn't true for everybody. Nine more NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus, which brings the number to 25 at the time of this recording. And even those who are healthy and want to follow safety protocols are struggling.

DEMAR DEROZAN: I got through 10 lines of-- of the handbook and just put it down because it becomes so frustrating and overwhelming at times because you just never thought you'll be in a situation such as something like this.

JARED QUAY: The situation is going to be different for fans too. If you want to go to an NFL game this season, teams may ask you to sign a waiver just in case you get the 'rona.

- Uh, what?

JARED QUAY: That's cold, man. Times are tough. I mean, just look at the worldwide leader in sports. ESPN is so desperate for content this weekend, they're going to broadcast the Eagles.

- (SINGING) Fly, Eagles, fly on the road to victory.

JARED QUAY: No, no, no, not those Eagles, these Eagles.

THE EAGLES: (SINGING) Welcome to the Hotel California.

JARED QUAY: Sports have been gone for so long. And ladies and gentlemen, it goes without saying, but that ain't good. But you know what is good? These videos from the internet, while quarantined, baby.

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- Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

- I got it!

- Yeah!

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