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Things changed very quickly in the NBA on Wednesday.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver reportedly was expected to announce Thursday that the remainder of the season would be played in empty arenas, but the league instead suspended its season Wednesday night after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The player reportedly was Utah center Rudy Gobert, and the Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game was then suspended.

Current and former NBA players found about the league's plan at the same time as everyone else, and their live reactions on Twitter were something to behold.

The Kings originally were supposed to play the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA's final game before the season was suspended. But that game was suspended, too, and a league source told NBC Sports California's James Ham that the Pelicans wouldn't take the court after learning referee Courtney Kirkland officiated the Jazz's game Monday.

In a matter hours, the NBA headed into an indefinite future with no games.

If the NBA doesn't resume its season as some around the league reportedly fear, Wednesday could've been Vince Carter's last game. Carter has been a fixture in the league, playing 22 seasons across four decades.

 

Now, Carter and the rest of the NBA will wait and see what's next.