An NBA game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was abruptly cancelled Wednesday night, and players and coaches on both teams have been quarantined in their respective locker rooms. The NBA has since suspended the season after Jazz forward Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.
Thunder vs. Jazz game is being delayed with questions surrounding Rudy Gobert and Emmanuel Mudiay sickness keeping them out of tonight’s lineup. It hasn’t been officially called, but players walked off the floor and back to their locker rooms. pic.twitter.com/NfduwhSo1h
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) March 12, 2020
The Jazz and Thunder are being placed in a temporary quarantine in their locker rooms, per @Tjonesonthenba.
WHAT IS GOING ON.
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) March 12, 2020
Sources say Gobert is feeling good, strong and stable — and was feeling strong enough to play tonight.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
The game was delayed 30 minutes over player illnesses and was later postponed as fans were told to exit the building. The bizarre scene comes on a day where the sports world was rocked by the coronavirus, which continues to spread in the U.S. (RELATED: Here’s How To Prepare For The Coronavirus)
Our prayers go out to all affected. Stay safe, everyone!