Warriors coach Barbosa opens up about experience with COVID-19


Leandro Barbosa and his wife contracted COVID-19 back in March, just days before their baby was due to be born.

“Really, I felt that I was going to die, my man,” the Warriors' "player mentor coach" told Marc Stein of The New York Times in late April. “I was having a crazy fever. My head was extremely bad.

"My nose felt like it was closed, but it wasn’t closed. I was feeling a lot of pain in my back — I couldn’t find a position to lay down.” 

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Barbosa opened up more about the experience this week as a guest on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast with Grant Liffmann and Kerith Burke.

"As soon as I got positive, my wife had to go straight to the hospital, because the doctor said the baby could possibly have that, too," he explained. "It was a little crazy. It was tough.

"I couldn't be there for the delivery. I was on FaceTime. She was crying. After the baby was delivered, she couldn't get the baby (right away). It was kind of complicated."

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That sounds awful and very scary. Fortunately, the Barbosa's baby girl, Isabela, did not catch the virus. 

"Everything is good," Barbosa said. "We are healthy. We are all good."

And that is a big relief.

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