ESPN narrator Remulo Mendonca tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States and had to narrate the final two games of the NBA Finals inside a hotel room. He is living in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, while the team was in San Francisco, California, covering the fifth game of decision.
In a statement, ESPN reported that Remulo Mendonca is “doing well, asymptomatic and is in isolation at the hotel.” The narrator must follow all safety protocols to be issued and return to narrate the sixth game of the finals next Thursday (16) in Boston.
Romulo Mendonca’s positive test left the ESPN team in a state of apprehension due to the risk of new positive tests. However, no new case has come to light yet. In the fifth game broadcast, the narrator had technical problems and was even replaced at halftime. He returned to the last room with the problems resolved.
The Golden State Warriors lead the series from 3 to 2. The following Thursday (16), the Warriors and the Celtics face each other for the sixth game of decision. The California team needed one win to secure their seventh title in their history, while the Massachusetts team needed to win the next two games to claim their 18th title.