NBA Star Rudy Gobert Seriously Regrets His Coronavirus Antics, Unsurprisingly

He dropped the ball big time.

From the Formula 1 to the NBA, the coronavirus pandemic has caused many sporting events around the world to be canceled. The circumstances surrounding the NBA were particularly Onion-seque as it began with Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert mucking about during a press conference and making jokes about the coronavirus, which included him going around touching all the reporters’ microphones.

These antics ultimately came back to bite Rudy Gobert in the arse as he later tested positive for coronavirus and subsequently caused the 2019/2020 NBA season to be suspended, which probably wouldn’t have gone down well with his colleagues or the reporters in that touchy-feely press conference. It’s certainly an NBA plot twist that even Space Jam couldn’t have predicted.

Unsurprisingly, Rudy has now issued an apology for his antics and he really, really regrets what he did that day. Talk about dropping the ball.

Speaking of the coronavirus, the GOAT team talk about all the events that have been cancelled due to the disease on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Taking to Instagram with a lengthy post, Rudy says he’s been in a glass case of emotion since learning about his coronavirus diagnosis and it’s made him reflect upon his earlier antics.

He then publicly apologised for carelessly endangering all the people he may have “endangered” with his microphone-touching shenanigans, saying that he “had no idea” he was even infected and that he “was careless’ and makes “no excuse” about it.

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Hoping his story serves as a “warning and causes everyone to take [the coronavirus] seriously”, Rudy says he intends to do what he can to support and educate others about the disease going forward.

As far as apologies go, Rudy’s one is… actually pretty good. Yes he was a jackass in that press conference but he did a good job expressing his remorse over what an idiot he was in the face of a serious matter.

And for those wondering how the coronavirus will affect Rudy, the NBA star says he’s in “great care” and is expected to fully recover.

Hats off to Rudy Gobert for learning a valuable lesson here about taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously, even if it required him actually getting the disease for the message to get through. Karma truly is a bitch.

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Coronavirus Is Officially Declared A Pandemic, So What Does That Exactly Mean?

"Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly."

It seemed like it was a matter of time based on all the event cancellations and travel bans, but now it’s official: the World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic.

Speaking of the coronavirus pandemic, the GOAT team talk about all the events that have been cancelled due to the disease on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Following the World Health Organisation’s declaration of the coronavirus as an international health emergency in January, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced at a press conference in Geneva that the disease is officially a pandemic.

Citing the “alarming inaction” by some countries in responding to the growing number of coronavirus cases, which have now up to 126,011 worldwide at the time of writing, Tedros says “pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly” and that the new classification “doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do.”

Tedros also noted that of all the confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, “more than 90 percent of cases are in just four countries” and two of those – China and South Korea – “have significantly declining epidemics,” and stated that “if countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace, and mobilize their people in the response, those with a handful of coronavirus cases can prevent those cases becoming clusters, and those clusters becoming community transmission.”

This is a big deal as this is the first pandemic to be declared in 11 years. Since everyone is probably now wondering “what is a pandemic”, what does that mean in the context of the coronavirus”, “what do I need to do now” and “do I need to hoard more toilet paper”, we’re going to give a definition on what the word means and break it down for you.

A pandemic has nothing to do with the characteristics of a disease but rather its geographical spread. For a disease like the coronavirus to be declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, it means that a disease for which we don’t have immunity has rapidly broken out around the world beyond expectations.

Given how well over 100 nations (and counting) have confirmed coronavirus cases, it certainly fits the WHO’s definition of a pandemic.

Okay, so that’s the definition of a pandemic but how does it differ to an epidemic?

While a pandemic refers to the rapid spread of a disease worldwide, an epidemic refers to the spread of a disease within a specific, defined region. In other words, the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic is a matter of geographical scope.

As for what the coronavirus being declared a pandemic means for you personally, well, keep up all the precautions the Australian health authorities have laid out for us, such as regularly – and thoroughly – washing your hands and use hand sanitiser whenever possible, and pay no attention to all those fake coronavirus “cures” that have been going around. There’s no need to panic and you’ll be fine if you stay alert.

We’ve survived other pandemics in the past and we’ll do it again with the coronavirus. Oh and as for the toilet paper question above, please stop hoarding food and TP because it’s just not necessary at the moment and you’re causing people who actually need this stuff a lot of grief.

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There's Finally An Inclusive Dating App For The Less-Endowed Individual

Bigger isn't always better,

A lot of people have been brought up to believe that “bigger is better” when it comes to, uh, package size. That’s obviously not true, but that sort of ingrained pressure to conform to unrealistic body ideals isn’t exactly healthy, especially for those with smaller-than-average “eggplants”. However, there’s now there’s a new, inclusive dating app called ‘Dinky One’ that caters specifically to those belonging in the small penis club and is helping to spread the message that size truly doesn’t matter.

Speaking of dating, the GOAT team talk about Zendaya’s little office romance on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Pointing out that there are smaller-than-average women just like there are men with small penises, Dinky One aims to dispel any stigma surrounding genital size and performance by immediately pointing out on its website that the average penis size is only about 14 cm, how about 50 percent of dudes are under that mark, and how there are women who don’t really care about the size of a person’s junk.

For those wanting to join, the only requirement is that your penis is smaller than 14 cm, which again is not that big of a deal. Furthermore, the beauty about Dinky One is that everyone who joins the dating app is fully aware that the penises on it are smaller-than-average, which immediately helps break the ice between strangers.

As an inclusive cherry on top, Dinky One is not just a dating app for men and women either as it encourages men, women and transgender people of any sexuality to join up, and there are 24 gender identities for users to choose from.

Since the topic of package sizes can be sensitive for some people, Dinky One is big on privacy and communication. It allows users to be anonymous, doesn’t require a birth date, photos are optional, and there’s no swiping involved, meaning you can immediately contact someone if you wish.

It’s quite cool to see an inclusive dating app like Dinky One cater to those who are sensitive about having a small penis and it’s proven to be a hit already. According to Pink News, the app has already got about 28,000 users. Of that userbase, 27 percent identify as female, 71 percent identify as male, and two percent identify as transgender.

Since this is a new dating app, it’ll likely take some time for Dinky One to make its way to Australia’s small penis-owning population. But regardless, it is a big step forward in terms of inclusivity.

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