The NBA made the right decision Wednesday night to suspend its 2019-20 season amid concerns over the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The first player to test positive for coronavirus reportedly was Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. This development resulted in the postponement of Wednesday night's game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Shortly after, the league officially announced the suspension of the season. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell also has tested positive for coronavirus, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday morning.
There is no official timetable for when the season could resume. The league and its teams wisely are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their players and staff. For example, the Boston Celtics announced all of their players will be tested for coronavirus.
Here's a roundup of reaction from NBA players on the events of the last few days.
Man we cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. What we really need to cancel is 2020! 🤦🏾♂️. Damn it’s been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 12, 2020
These next two weeks could be very different prepare yourselves and handle with maturity— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) March 12, 2020
Basketball becomes secondary... Take care of yourselves and your family. Wash your hands often.— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) March 12, 2020
Damn shame it’s gone take the top tier NCAA teams to do what they’re doing now for them (NCAA COMMITTEE) to halt the tourney!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) March 12, 2020
Such a weird night but I am truly thankful for each and every person during this 22yr journey.— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) March 12, 2020
If this is really it, I thank everyone for your love and support for all these years.
B E Z✌🏽
TO BE CONTINUED.!!! 🤞🏾❤️— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) March 12, 2020
This is crazy 😳😳😳— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) March 12, 2020
2020 is being very bad year!! stay safe folks🙏— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) March 12, 2020
Space Jam all over again— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 12, 2020
If you’re gonna take precaution, if any. Take all precautions 🤷🏾♂️— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) March 12, 2020
Stay Safe Everyone! 🙏— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) March 12, 2020
Man... This stuff crazy... Praying for EVERYBODY in this tough time🙏🏽— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 12, 2020
2020 = 🚮— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) March 12, 2020