Last night the NBA made the unprecedented decision to suspend its season until further notice. NBA players and fans are still reacting to the news.
Coronavirus is making its presence felt in the United States regardless of how much our so-called “president” and his administration falsely claim there is no need to worry. During the orange menace’s address to the nation from the Oval Office, Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the “Wojbomb” that the NBA decided to cancel the season following Utah Jazz player, Rudy Gobert testing positive for the highly infectious disease.
Gobert’s teammates and the Oklahoma City Thunder were placed under quarantine immediately and tested for coronavirus Wednesday night (Mar.11) following the postponement of their matchup. It was just revealed that Gobert’s teammate, NBA All-Star, Donovan Mitchell has also tested positive for covid-19 as well.
Immediately NBA stars LeBron James, Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban and more immediately reacted to the shocking news that season had its wig pushed back indefinitely.
Phoenix Suns star, Devin Booker, found out the season was suspended while on Twitch playing Call of Duty.
It’s getting real out here as many expect other leagues like the MLB, NHL to follow the association and suspend their seasons as well. The NCAA —which already announced fans will not be able to attend March Madness — will probably do the same as well, and it should if we keeping it a buck.
It looks like Americans will have to hunker down, the coronavirus is gonna be here for a while. You can peep all the reactions to the NBA suspending its 2019-20 season because of its players testing positive for the coronavirus in the gallery below.
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Sources: Donovan Mitchell was the only Jazz player/personnel to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night. Remaining tests came back negative.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert currently in quarantine: pic.twitter.com/M1sjP1NSIp— Adam Ditri (@ADubDitri) March 12, 2020
Black people: we cant get Corona virus!!!!— papa Brod (@OH_BROD) March 12, 2020
ESPN : donovan Mitchell has tested positive for Corona virus
Black people right now: pic.twitter.com/S7R1a8QLH1
According to NBA bylaw 6.23:— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 12, 2020
If the season ends prior to April 1, the team with the best record in the previous weekends games shall be crowned the undisputed NBA Champion with no take backs or erasies pic.twitter.com/AkUukoZ55R
I hope all the players take some time to really work on life outside of basketball . Using your resources and celebrity to your advantage . Take the meetings. Diversify and learn to explore other avenues of income while you’re still in the league. Bc when it’s over it’s over !— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 12, 2020
So much going on in 2020 already. Feels like a different world..— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) March 12, 2020
2020 aint it. Don't know what to compare this situation to…just gotta buckle up and take care of yourself and those around you. Basketball will be back at some point but right now, protect yourself and stay safe out there!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 12, 2020
This is all NBA fans right now. pic.twitter.com/9JGN1fNrb9— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) March 12, 2020
I will remember Rudy Gobert for 2 things when his career is over: Crying over not making the All-Star game, and forcing the nba to shut down by spreading the coronavirus.— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) March 12, 2020
The NBA is ordering up test like athletic socks but no one else can get them? What’s up?— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) March 12, 2020
rudy gobert at the jazz facility when the nba resumes https://t.co/2CNzcB1eNl— keanu (@keanukarg) March 12, 2020
I joked about it yesterday but the reality hits different today.— Chiney Ogwumike (@chiney) March 12, 2020
NBA has postponed games.
Other leagues are doing the same.
Yet my whole family is now heading to an arena to watch my baby sis play in her conference tournament in about 10min.
NCAA... are we sure about this?
How NBA fans are feeling about Rudy Gobert right now: pic.twitter.com/YwSjCroiA7— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 12, 2020
His immune system makes you scared, He sent the NBA into despair, give it up for RUDY GOBERT pic.twitter.com/w0x4b4pFGl— Matt (@ShePlayedYou) March 12, 2020
Damn— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) March 12, 2020