As the NBA remains in hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Cleveland Cavaliers championship big man, Tristan Thompson is safe at home.
With the basketball world grinding to a halt, Thompson has those on the frontline in his mind at all times, recording a video message to send his support to those risking their own health during the crisis.
"I just wanted to say a big shout out and thank you from the bottom of my heart to the first responders, doctors, nurses and even our grocery clerks, delivery service, people working at the pharmacy, people that are risking their lives to help slow down this virus."
"You guys are true superheroes during this time, we just want to let you guys know we take none of your efforts, your work for granted. Seriously from the bottom of my heart, from the bottom of my families heart we appreciate you."
A message from Tristan Thompson 🇨🇦 of the @cavs!#NBATogether pic.twitter.com/pYQp9bvNGR- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) April 3, 2020
Thompson continues to follow the appropriate guidelines to remain safe and healthy during the pandemic, and was sure to remind fans to follow the advice of medical experts.
"Social distancing is going to help this whole virus slow down and get us back to our regular routine."
Averaging 12.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this season, Thompson is one of only 15 players league wide to average a double-double.
While Thompson has been seperated from his Cavaliers teammates during the break, they have found alternative ways to stay connected while practicing social distancing.
"Pick up a facetime, zoom, there's different apps, that's what me and my teammates are doing to stay communicating with each other but the most important thing is keeping our distance, washing our hands"
"I know it's not easy, I know it's tough, it's tough for me not being on the court and not being around my teammates and getting back to work and playing the game I love so much but it's about everyone's health right now and the best way to get passed this tough time is keeping our social distance."
Thomspon signed off by once again sending his thanks to those risking their lives for the cause.
"Another huge shout out to all the doctors, everyone at the hospitals, everyone at the pharmacy, the grocery stores, postmates, grubhub, delivery services, all you guys, big shout out to you guys, love you guys, thank you so much.
"That's my word, happy Friday. Peace, love, we're going to get through this together."
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