The NBA has suspended the rest of the season due to concerns regarding the coronavirus, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

News of the season being suspended comes after it was announced that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. 

Gobert's diagnosis was revealed after the Thunder-Jazz game was postponed. Players and staff on both teams have been quarantined at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The league's decision to suspend games comes after ESPN reported that the NBA's Board of Governors reached a consensus on not having fans attend arenas. 

A short while after confirming that the Pelicans-Kings game would go on as scheduled, the game was canceled. 

In wake of the NBA's cancelations, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has said those who work at American Airlines Center and get paid hourly will be taken care of. 

Cuban also appeared on Get Up on Thursday, and said he can see games resuming, ultimately continuing into August.

He also confirmed that Mavs employees will be paid as though they worked the next four home games. 

Kevin Love also announced that he'll be committing $100,000 from the Kevin Love Fund to help support the Cavs arena and support staff who "had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season."

"I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities," he wrote. You can read his full message below.


Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming. Through the game of basketball, we've been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work. I'm concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I'm committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season. I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities. Pandemics are not just a medical phenomenon. They affect individuals and society on so many levels, with stigma and xenophobia being just two aspects of the impact of a pandemic outbreak. It's important to know that those with a mental illness may be vulnerable to the effects of widespread panic and threat. Be kind to one another. Be understanding of their fears, regardless if you don't feel the same. Be safe and make informed decisions during this time. And I encourage everyone to take care of themselves and to reach out to others in need -- whether that means supporting your local charities that are canceling events, or checking in on your colleagues and family.

A post shared by Kevin Love (@kevinlove) on Mar 12, 2020 at 2:36pm PDT

LeBron James responded to the news on social media. "Man we cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc," he wrote on Twitter. "What we really need to cancel is 2020! Damn it’s been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe."

On Thursday, the NBA released official protocol for all 30 teams.

This post will be updated.

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