“The Five” hosts defended the NBA Wednesday after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accused the league of using its wealth and influence to privately secure coronavirus testing for their players.”If you’re an NBA owner, you have $30 million over three years locked into a player’s contract and he has the flu, and he’s been in contact with maybe one of the other players that tested positive, I’m going to move heaven and Earth to get this guy tested because he is a big investment,” co-host Jesse Watters said.DE BLASIO SLAMS NBA FOR TESTING PLAYERS FOR CORONAVIRUSFour players on the Brooklyn Nets, tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Tuesday. One player exhibited symptoms, while the remaining three were asymptomatic. Superstar Kevin Durant later confirmed he was one of the players who tested positive.De Blasio appeared to disagree with the organization’s decision to test the players, tweeting Tuesday, “We wish them a speedy recovery. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested.”“Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick,” he continued.According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets paid a private company to conduct the tests.Co-host Juan Williams echoed NBA spokesperson Mike Bass’s statement that the testing was done

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