The coronavirus has officially spread to the United States, and the NBA is trying to be proactive in urging players to do everything they can to prevent contracting the illness.
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The NBA sent a memo to teams on Monday addressing some of the potential issues and concerns that have arisen in the wake of the coronavirus scare. In the memo, which was obtained by ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski, the league recommended that players who make contact with fans do so via fist-bump rather than high-five. Other recommendations included not taking items such as pens, balls and jerseys from fans to autograph.