• Rudy Gobert was listed as out for tonight’s game due to an “illness”
  • The NBA announced that they are suspending the ongoing season
  • The game between OKC Thunder and Utah Jazz was cancelled before tip-off

In lieu of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease, the NBA is looking to come up with a temporary resolution on how they are going to address the COVID-19 scare during games. Tonight’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz was canceled just before tip-off for unknown reasons before being met by boos from the crowd.

Reports from Shams Charania of The Athletic said that the league is now suspending the season after Utah Jazz’s All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for Coronavirus disease. The Frenchman, though, is “feeling good, strong, and stable” that he can still play the game.

Prior to the Jazz’s game against the Thunder, the team listed two of their players as out for tonight’s game - Emmanual Mudiay and Gobert. During Monday’s interview, Gobert reportedly touched every media men's microphone and recorder after discussing the team’s stand about the said virus outbreak. The team’s shootaround availability was done in the ZBBC media room during that day.

After the suspension of the game between Utah and Oklahoma City, the league finally announced that they are suspending the ongoing season as a precautionary measure. The fans inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma were told to vacate the arena and go home for their safety.

On their official release, the league did not disclose the name of the Utah Jazz player that they are referring to as the one tested positive with COVID-19. They also made it clear that the player that they are talking about is not in the arena. The release was made hours after the rumors about the Frenchman made rounds on the internet.

The NBA season was suspended indefinitely and they said that they will use that opportunity to discuss the next steps that the league will be taking in addressing the virus outbreak.

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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on April 12, 2017. Reuters/Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports