BREAKING: NBA suspends season after Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus | CBS Sports HQ After taking the initial step to play games in empty arenas, the NBA issued a statement on Wednesday night that all games will be suspended until further notice
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NBA suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus, and league's owners were leaning toward games without fans. Now there will be no games. The player who tested positive was center Rudy Gobert reported The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team confirmed the test. “NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement sent shortly after 9:30 p.m. Eastern. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
The test result was reported before scheduled tip-off time for Utah at OKC on Wednesday night was called off. Players were on the floor for warmups when they were told to return to their locker rooms. About 30 minutes later, fans were told the game was postponed.