Coronavirus: How professional athletes are coping with self-isolation

Bored professional athletes across the globe are taking extreme and novel measures to combat the monotony of being cooped up by the coronavirus threat.

Extreme times call for extreme measures amid this desolate sporting landscape and NBA players have led the way, since the league was put on what's expected to be at least a three-month hiatus.

Take sophomore sensation Trae Young, who created his own unique version of the All Star three-point competition.

Sophomore sensation Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has used his spare time to refine his off-court moves, along with teammate Darius Bazley.

NBA Rookie of the Year-in-waiting Ja Morant is itching to get back on the court. 

The Raptors' Serge Ibaka is keeping in game shape with his makeshift home gym.

Reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo is adding strings to his bow, slowly and somewhat painfully, much to the bemusement of his wife.

Liverpool footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ensuring his footwork stays sharp with pop-star girlfriend Perrie Edwards.

Teammate James Milner has kept himself occupied with a focus on the mundane.

West Indies cricket master blaster Chris Gayle has the eye of the tiger (in a cage). 

Lethwei world champion David Leduc is paying close attention to social-distancing protocols, even when it comes to hitting pads.

Rising golf talent Matthias Schwab has found a new use for his six iron indoors.

But Belgium and Napoli footballer Dries Mertens may have the best approach to quarantine yet.

"A little bit of wine is the solution to a lot of problems".