It’s been exactly one year since the world of sports came to a grinding halt after Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.
On March 11, 2020, the Jazz and Thunder were supposed to take the court, but the game was canceled right before the opening tip after Gobert’s positive test came back. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The season was quickly suspended, and sports around North America stopped being played. It was something straight out of a movie.
ESPN released a video commemorating the one-year anniversary Thursday morning, and it’s a hell of a walk down memory lane.
March 11, 2020: A day that will go down in history.
It’s been one full year since Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 and the sports world was changed forever. pic.twitter.com/DfBvjm8Ekn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 11, 2021
I remember exactly where I was when news broke that Gobert had tested positive and the game was off. Within a few minutes, the season was suspended.
I was sitting in my bedroom watching TV and scrolling through Twitter when my email and phone started blowing up.
Nobody, and I mean absolutely nobody, could believe what had happened. Sports never stop in America, and all at once, everything fell apart. The video of Mark Cuban finding out will be taught in history classes for decades to come.
It’s still hard to believe at times that this is all real. It really does. We’ve been at this for a year, and I actually have a special piece coming Friday summarizing all of this. Luckily, sports are back up and running and have been for months. Still, that night a year ago was insane.
The NBA has suspended the season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Let us know in the comments where you were when word broke, and make sure to check back tomorrow for my one year recap!