NBA suspends season after Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

by Adam Ford · Mar 11th, 2020 8:48 pm

The National Basketball Association announced Wednesday night that they are suspending all games after a player for the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus:

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.

The player is reportedly Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.

Video of the game being canceled just before tip-off:


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