Leandro Barbosa, or as he’s famously called “The Blur” for his on-court speed, recently went through his own scare with the coronavirus pandemic. The former Phoenix Suns guard who played nine of his 14 seasons in the Valley, as well as with his pregnant wife, contracted COVID-19 recently in Brazil.
Barbosa is still playing basketball in his native Brazil where he’s the league’s leading scorer, but his battle with coronavirus was scary. The Blur described to Marc Stein of The New York Times the symptoms he went through, which included all of the following: headaches, shortness of breath, body aches, etc.
Also, his wife had to deliver their newborn child without Barbosa in the room. Luckily, everyone, including the baby, turned out fine after getting through the sickness.
During his career in Phoenix, Barbosa averaged 11.7 points and 2.4 assists while shooting 39.4 percent on three-pointers. The Brazilian guard was an underrated piece to the 7 Seconds or Less Suns, which led to winning Sixth Man of the Year in 2006-07.