Basketball superstar Chris Paul has been sidelined from the NBA Playoffs after testing positive for COVID.

The Phoenix Suns guard helped his team beat current champions the Los Angeles Lakers and favorites the Denver Nuggets, but now he'll be out of the line-up for an indefinite period of time as part of the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

That means he'll miss the start of the Western Conference Finals, when the Suns take on either the Los Angeles Clippers or Utah Jazz.

Ironically, reports suggest Paul is fully vaccinated, making his COVID diagnosis rare.