NBA Suspends Season Due To Coronavirus


Anthony Yero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The NBA announced the suspension of the 2019-2020 season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Athletic’s Shams Charania was the first to report that  Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The announcement came out while the Miami Heat were two quarters into their matchup versus the Charlotte Hornets. The NBA allowed the remainder of Wednesday night’s games to play out.

Following the announcement, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the NBA has “Suspended the season” and will be using a “hiatus”

The National Basketball Association (NBA) put out a press release shortly after:

The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight’s game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena.

The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

On March 10th, Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic told the media to remember to wash their hands and keep themselves and their families safe in the midst of the Coronavirus.