The NBA is suspending the season after a player tested positive for coronavirus.
According to the NBA, a player on the Utah Jazz "preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19." The test result came out shortly before the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder tipped off. The new case prompted the league to cancel the Jazz-Thunder game on Wednesday.
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Minutes after postponing the game, the league announced it will suspend the 2019-2020 season "until further notice."
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"The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic," the league said in a release.
ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski identified the Jazz player as All-Star center Rudy Gobert.
It was only just days ago when NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS jointly announced they will eliminate locker room access to the media.
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