New York governor delivers funny but spot-on rant on playing basketball amid COVID-19

Henry McKenna | USA TODAY SPORTS

Don’t go play pickup basketball.

You may be stressed. You may feel pent-up. But now is not the time to get together with friends for a game of hoops — not during the COVID-19 pandemic which has most states asking their citizens to self-quarantine or maintain social distancing.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo seemed displeased with his state’s response to the coronavirus, particularly when it came to people continuing to play basketball amid this crisis.

“I play basketball,” he said. “There’s no concept of social distancing while playing basketball. It doesn’t exist. You can’t stay six feet away from a person while playing basketball. You can, but then you’re a lousy basketball player and you’re going to lose. You just cannot do that.”

Cuomo makes a funny but solid point about how social distancing and a game of hoops don’t mix.

Meanwhile, in California…

Let’s do better, folks.