NBA suspends its season

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As the NBA was considering playing the balance of its season without fans, the NBA has unexpectedly — and swiftly — taken things a step farther.

After Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday night, the NBA suspended its season.

It’s unclear when the season will continue, but it will not continue for the foreseeable future. And that will surely prompt other sports leagues to consider taking similar action, whether it’s Major League Baseball, the NHL, Major League Soccer, or the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.

The NFL, meanwhile, has not canceled its annual meetings or altered the plans for its draft, which will be held in 43 days in Las Vegas.

25 responses to “NBA suspends its season

  1. After the stunt Gobert pulled the other night at the press conference his suspension should continue on after the NBA resumes.

  2. that idiot thought it would be funny to touch mics and recorders..MORON smh

  3. In America we like to think we’re the best at everything, and have no compunction making sure everyone knows we think that.

    If you want to make that claim there are times you have to walk the walk, and this is one of them.

  4. Rumor is the NFL draft will be canceled and all the players will be free agents. Welcome to the New England Patriots Joe Burrows.

  5. Tick Tock NFL

    Time to stop sitting on the fence regarding the draft in Las Vegas.

    I wonder if the NFL is under any legal obligations to Las Vegas. For example, did they tie assistance getting the Raiders stadium built to holding the draft in Las Vegas?

  6. Amazing how many of my friends think that the Virus is a big hoax/joke. I think they are in for a big awakening.

  7. RussianBreadMaker says:
    March 12, 2020 at 8:36 am
    Amazing how many of my friends think that the Virus is a big hoax/joke. I think they are in for a big awakening.
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    That could be the case. However, the information and data that has been reported leads people to believe otherwise.

  8. @db105

    “That could be the case. However, the information and data that has been reported leads people to believe otherwise.“

    It’s important to be able to look at the current situation and not panic, but have a deep respect for what it can be.

    I understand that 38 deaths doesn’t sound like much. You can look at the current situation and think that it’s currently less dangerous than the flu. However, this is a matter of exponential growth. Just look at what at the growth in Italy, from 9 cases to over 12,000 in a week. The entire country is in lockdown just to prevent the spread and their hospitals are in turmoil. That’s what we want to prevent.

  9. America needs to ramp up the number of available coronavirus test kits, and use them frequently in all high probability populations. South Korea has tested a much larger percentage of its people, so why haven’t we?

  10. thetooloftools says: Hockey is next.

    Hockey is not next. Hockey is still in denial over concussions. They’ll be the last sport to do anything.

  11. darcrequiem says:
    March 11, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Woah…this crazy.
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    They had no choice. Gobert tests positive, so he’s sidelined. And all of his teammates are quarantined. So Utah would be MIA. And then everyone that played against Gobert in the last weeks is at risk and needs to be quarantined.

  12. jbcommonsense says:
    March 12, 2020 at 10:04 am
    America needs to ramp up the number of available coronavirus test kits, and use them frequently in all high probability populations. South Korea has tested a much larger percentage of its people, so why haven’t we?

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    This is exactly right. If we knew everyone who had it right now we could stop this thing in its tracks. But no, it’s just going to magically go away. This is going to get much worse before it gets better, because we aren’t doing enough to stop it.

  13. People are seriously worried about the draft? The DRAFT? The draft can go on without a single person gathered in an auditorium. Millions of fantasy players conduct drafts every season while alone in their living rooms.

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