NBA Suspends Season Due To Coronavirus

by Maria Guido
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The NBA has suspended its season due to the coronavirus

The NBA has suspended its season due to the coronavirus. The league had discussed playing to empty arenas, something that has made news in recent days. Lebron James was quoted last week as saying he wouldn’t play if fans weren’t in the stands. He’s since backtracked on that statement, but it looks like there’s no longer a choice.

Tonight, the NBA announced they will be suspending the season after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus, in a statement.

“The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19<‘ the league said in a statement. “The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma 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,” it added. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

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