The NBA has suspended the season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
The NBA "will use hiatus to determine next steps moving forward," league says. https://t.co/tWoRO8pbfT— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Breaking News: The NBA has suspended the season. Details below pic.twitter.com/6lAcBT0VQV— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) March 12, 2020
Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
Sources say Gobert is feeling good, strong and stable — and was feeling strong enough to play tonight.
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 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
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.
New story filed to ESPN:— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 11, 2020
The NBA’s Board of Governors shared a consensus on Wednesday to continue the season playing games without fans in arenas amid the coronavirus crisis, and Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to move in that direction with a decision on Thursday.
A short while after confirming that the Pelicans-Kings game would go on as scheduled, the game was canceled.
Update: tonight’s game will not he played https://t.co/4kkvf4aY9P— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 12, 2020
Mark Cuban says he's going to put a program in place to take care of Mavericks concession workers and others making hourly pay who will lose work time due to NBA coronavirus shutdown pic.twitter.com/hbCWnMI8H5— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 12, 2020
Mark Cuban reacts to the news pic.twitter.com/AJaqPLdvqg— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 12, 2020
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.
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."
Man we cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. What we really need to cancel is 2020! 🤦🏾♂️. Damn it’s been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 12, 2020
On Thursday, the NBA released official protocol for all 30 teams.
This post will be updated.