NEW YORK (WSAW) -- The NBA has suspended its season.
"The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice," the NBA said via a press release.
In the same release, the report said that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.
"The test result was reported shorty prior to the tip-off of tonight's (Wednesday) game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Center," the release said. "At that time, tonight's game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena."
The NBA announces it has suspended the season following a positive COVID-19 test result for a Utah Jazz player. pic.twitter.com/59UjnoyKDO— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 12, 2020
As a result, the entire Jazz team has been quarantined in their locker room according to ESPN.
Prior to tip-off as the game was delayed, Chris Paul ran over to the Utah bench and said “what’s wrong with Rudy?” and they all yelled for him to get away. Now all the players are quarantined in their locker rooms, being tested for the virus.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 12, 2020
According to the Athletic, the OKC players are being tested as well.
To add onto this, I'm told the Thunder players are being told they will all be tested for coronavirus tonight. They are on standby. Wow.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) March 12, 2020
The NBA appears to have its Patient Zero. https://t.co/5sEludKE4U https://t.co/xtHmj7lXZc
Like everyone, we were just made aware that the league is suspending its season. This is a fluid situation so we will have more information as soon as possible for our fans who have tickets to upcoming games. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 12, 2020