NBA stops playing games starting Wednesday night after player test positive for the coronavirus amid pandemic that's sweeping the world.
No More Games
The NBA has suspended the 2019-20 season after a Utah Jazz player, Rudy Gobert, tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19.
In Oklahoma City, the game was seconds away from starting when the Thunder’s head medical staffer sprinted onto the court to talk to referees. Players from both teams then left for their locker rooms.
Foul on The Play
After the game between the Jazz and the Thunder at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Arena on Wednesday, the announcement was made. Fan's were present at the arena at the discovery of the positive result.
A Corona Break
“The N.B.A. will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” the league said in its statement.
During a 20-minute delay, the crowd was entertained by dancers and a musical performance. Afterwards the arena’s announcer informed the crowd that the game had been postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances.” He urged calm as fans headed toward the exits. Many of them booed.