N.B.A. Suspends Season After Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Written by on March 11, 2020

The N.B.A. will droop its season after a Utah Jazz participant was discovered to have examined constructive for the coronavirus, the league introduced on Wednesday. The league stated the suspension would take impact after the completion of Wednesday’s schedule.

The announcement got here after a recreation between the Jazz and the Thunder at Oklahoma Metropolis’s Chesapeake Enviornment on Wednesday evening was postponed for causes that weren’t instantly clear.

“The N.B.A. will use this hiatus to find out subsequent steps for transferring ahead in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” the league stated in its assertion.

In Oklahoma Metropolis, the sport was seconds away from beginning when the Thunder’s head medical staffer sprinted onto the court docket to speak to referees. Gamers from each groups then left for his or her locker rooms.

After a few 20-minute delay that included a dance quantity and a musical efficiency, the world’s public-address announcer knowledgeable the group that the sport had been postponed “as a consequence of unexpected circumstances.” He urged calm as followers headed towards the exits. Lots of them booed.

This can be a growing story. Examine again for updates.

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