NBA Season Suspended Amid COVID-19 Scare
The NBA announced it would suspend the 2019-20 regular season. The news came shortly after it was reported that Utah’s Rudy Gobert had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski stated that the league would use the stoppage in play to assess what steps to take next.
A bizarre scene unfolded at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City Wednesday night as the Thunder were set to host the Jazz. Royce Young of ESPN reported that an OKC medical official ran onto the floor to halt the game just moments before tip-off.
The league moved swiftly - the suspension news came less than five minutes after Gobert’s positive diagnosis. Thunder and Jazz players and personnel were quarantined as a precautionary measure.
This is an on-going, fluid situation.