The NBA has suspended the season.
The NBA "will use hiatus to determine next steps moving forward," league says. https://t.co/tWoRO8pbfT
Breaking News: The NBA has suspended the season. Details below pic.twitter.com/6lAcBT0VQV
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.
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:
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
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
Mark Cuban reacts to the news pic.twitter.com/AJaqPLdvqg
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🙏🏾
On Thursday, the NBA released official protocol for all 30 teams.
This post will be updated.