The NBA is suspending the season due to concerns with COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The NBA has suspended the season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
This comes after the NBA said they were considering all options, including having games without fans or taking a small break.
On Wednesday night, the game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed just a few seconds before tip-off. A member of the Thunder medical staff ran out to talk to the officials. The game was eventually postponed. It came out later, via Shams Charania that Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19. Emmanuel Mudiay was also tested, but no results have been reported yet.
The Jazz and Thunder are temporarily being quarantined in Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
Because an active player has the virus, the league has decided to suspend games as they await more information to come out. It takes two to 14 days for symptoms to present themselves after contact.
Gobert was not in the arena at the time of the game, but was in Oklahoma City.
More updates will be given as information becomes available.