NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has decided to suspend the season for all teams of the league indefinitely. The decision comes after Utah Jazz player, Rudy Gobert, tested positive ealier tonight for COVID-19, the Coronavirus.
The Jazz was all set to play the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it was mysteriously delayed. Turns out Gobert was ill, and after his test came back positive, they pulled the plug on the game. The NBA also issued this statement….
“The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
It’s also been reported by ESPN that NBA players from both teams are currently being quarantined in the Oklahoma City Arena. This is yet another unprecedented move by businesses all across the country cancelling large public gatherings in order to help get a handle on the spread of the Coronavirus.
This decision also comes just hours after the NCAA decided to play all March Madness games without fans, just staff and family members. In addition, President Trump has put a ban on travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days.
The spread of COVID-19 is really causing major disruption into life in the US, and the situation seems to get more intense every day, every hour actually. We’ll bring you more on the NBA shutdown as soon as we get more. Until the next time it drips…