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Analyst Jay Williams sidelined due to COVID-19

ESPN analyst Jay Williams gets a little touch-up work during a break as John Calipiari sits next to him during the GameDay segment before the Kentucky-Kansas Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Espn Gameday At Rupp January 26 2019
ESPN analyst Jay Williams gets a little touch-up work during a break as John Calipiari sits next to him during the GameDay segment before the Kentucky-Kansas Saturday, January 26, 2019. Espn Gameday At Rupp January 26 2019

Analyst Jay Williams will be off the air the rest of the NBA Finals after testing positive for COVID-19.

He announced his diagnosis in a video posted to social media. He has been working as part of the ABC/ESPN studio crew with Maria Taylor, Jalen Rose and Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are tied at two games each in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is set for Saturday night in Phoenix.

Williams, 39, in quarantining in a hotel room.

“The last couple of days for me have been challenging. But I wanted to be the first to tell you guys that you will not see me at Game 5, Game 6 or a potential Game 7 of the NBA Finals because I have tested positive for COVID,” Williams said. “I have received both my shots. I am fully vaccinated. But this is our new normal.”

Williams also is the co-host of Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin on ESPN Radio. He played at Duke (1999-2002) and won a national championship. The Chicago Bulls selected him No. 2 overall in the 2002 NBA Draft, but injuries sustained in motorcycle accident the following spring led to the end of his pro career.

–Field Level Media