• The NBA is currently suspended with the threat of the coronavirus
  • Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood was one of the first to test positive of the virus
  • Wood has beaten the virus and shared his All-Star goals for next year

The NBA is currently suspended as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus. The league was one of the first major sporting events to put on hold their season with the news of the COVID-19 striking the athletes. It was Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert who was first reported positive of the virus. His fellow All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell followed.

A few days later, other players were also being reported positive of coronavirus. One of these affected was rising star Christian Wood. Wood has been a consistent player for the Detroit Pistons with how effective he has been on both ends of the floor.

He was in recent contact with Gobert in one of their matchups where he tallied significant numbers for his team. He tallied 30 big points and pulled 11 rebounds in that game.

As big of a performance he put up in that matchup, he pulled off a bigger one with him beating COVID-19. He has ruled off the symptoms of the virus and took to Twitter to share the news. “Beat that rona,” he said.

Fans supported the big man with words of encouragement and several memes.

With that, he continued by sharing more of his goals in the coming years. Wood has been an exceptional player in the league and has the potential for more. He’s versatile on the floor with the energy and hustle he brings inside the paint. He tweeted that he will become an All-Star next year. “All-Star next year I believe it,” he said.

Making a jump from surviving a global pandemic and becoming a first-time NBA All-Star will be a great stretch for the six-foot-ten center. Wood has been phenomenal so far in his career as he’s making progress in his annual improvement.

The 24-year-old is currently averaging 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He entered the league undrafted and bounced around multiple teams to start his career. He has finally found a steady position with the Pistons and is aiming for greater heights.

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Christian Wood #35 of the Detroit Pistons reacts during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 28, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Pistons defeated the Suns 113-111. Christian Petersen/Getty Images