NBA suspends the rest of their season!
In an unprecedented move, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has decided to suspend the rest of the NBA season following the conclusion of tonight's games. It all started when Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Originally, the Jazz/Thunder game was cancelled when a couple players were found to be ill. Not even an hour later, we learned of Gobert's positive test for coronavirus. When I wrote about this in my Tuesday column, I had no idea it would come to this and so suddenly!
The World Health Organization officially declared it a worldwide pandemic earlier today. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was also called off today locally. A myriad of other large events have been either cancelled (SXSW), or dwindled down to essential personnel only (several NCAA basketball conference tournaments). States are prohibiting gatherings of large groups ranging from 250-1,000 people. It's gotten so crazy, churches and faith-based organizations are debating whether or not they can gather!
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