NBA Suspends Season due to Positive Coronavirus Test

The NBA is suspending the season after Wednesday night’s games until further notice because of the coronavirus. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive for Coronavirus and in response, the NBA has decided to suspend the rest of the regular season.

In an official statement from the NBA:

The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has tested positive for COVID-19. The rest result was reported shortly prior to tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahomaa 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

According to CNN, a spectator at the game shared his view of what happened.

Juan Guerra II, who says he is an avid Thunder fan, told CNN they had presented the National Anthem and announced the starting lineups.
“And then boom, a guy in a suit started a joint conversation with all the referees, then both head coaches — next thing you knew the Jazz went into the locker room and then the Thunder,” he said.
The announcer at the game was heard telling fans that they were safe and to please leave the arena.

Raising of the Olympic Flag

How this affects your travel

If you had planned on traveling to any game with an airline, please review your airline’s change and cancelation policy. We have compiled a list here. Hotels will be harder as they are not allowing changes in the United States, for the most part.

It’s a brave new world, as Trump has cancelled all of the Europe-US travel for the next 30 days as well. Things will be changing, so we’ve got to adapt.

Were you heading to any NBA games?

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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