The NBA has announced that following this evening’s games, the NBA season will be suspended. As of this moment, Kings/Pelicans is still slated to be played. The Kings, as of this writing, are still going to allow fans to attend.
The decision followed the last-second postponement of a Jazz at Thunder game, which was stopped seconds before tipoff. Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus.
This post will continue to be updated. This is truly unprecedented.
The NBA "will use hiatus to determine next steps moving forward," league says. https://t.co/tWoRO8pbfT— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Following Rudy Gobert's positive COVID-19 test, the NBA is in an indefinite suspension. https://t.co/h7YpWMrvGE— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
The Jazz and Thunder players are currently quarantined in the OKC arena, league sources tell ESPN. This is following Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Commentary: I can’t believe the league is going to move forward with this game tonight with fans in attendance. It seems reckless and willfully ignorant by both the league and the Kings organization. This is a difficult and unprecedented situation, and I’m sure the people involved mean well and are trying to make the best decisions possible, but I believe they are failing to do the smart thing and failing to protect their fans, employees, vendors, and players. I hope I’m wrong.