Friday, August 12, 2022

NBA Suspends Season After Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert Tests Positive for Coronavirus


*(Via ESPN) – The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus.

“The NBA is suspending gameplay following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement issued shortly after 9:30 p.m. ET. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

The player is the Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. That led to Utah’s game at Oklahoma City being postponed just before tipoff.

Players were on the floor for warmups when they were told to return to their locker rooms. About 30 minutes later, fans were told the game was postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

Jazz and Thunder players are currently quarantined at Chesapeake Energy Arena, league sources tell ESPN.

And there’s this …

USA TODAY Sports is reporting that on Monday, when talking with reporters, Gobert appeared to joke about the coronavirus after an interview session.  It’s worth noting that he made a point to touch all of their tape recorders and microphones on his way to the team’s shootaround. Watch:

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