Warriors’ Damion Lee tested positive for COVID-19 despite receiving vaccine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 23: Philadelphia 76ers’ Seth Curry (31), his brother Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) and their brother in-law Golden State Warriors’ Damion Lee (1) look at Lee’s wife Sydel Curry-Lee who’s waiting for them to take a family selfie after their NBA game at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, right, greeted Curry and Lee, too. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Warriors guard Damion Lee tested positive for COVID-19 despite receiving a vaccine, he said before Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. There is no timetable for his return.

Lee tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in early March. According to Lee, he was told he was one of 6,000 “breakthrough” cases among the more than 100 million Americans vaccinated to test positive post-vaccine.

None of the other dozen Warriors players or staffers who received the vaccine have tested positive.

Although Lee said he doesn’t know how he contracted the virus, he acknowledged it happened at some point during Golden State’s five-game trip from April 14-21. After games in Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., Lee tested positive upon his return to the Bay Area and quarantined at his home for about 10 days.

“It felt like I was hit by two cars at once,” Lee said when describing his symptoms, which…

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