Minutes before tipoff of the Jazz vs. 雷 NBA game Wednesday night, the game was postponed due to the belief that 鲁迪·戈贝尔 was infected with the Coronavirus. Gobert was taken to the hospital and confirmed to have the virus along with All-Star teammate 多诺万·米切尔.
The original idea for the NBA was to play games with no fans due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Instead, the NBA ruled Wednesday night to suspend the 2019-2020 season indefinitely. The NBA board of governors meeting was set to take place at 12:30 ET today, but the meeting was moved back to 3:00 p.m.
The NBA has suspended the season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 2020年3月12日
Current League Standing
Prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, the NBA season was about three-quarters of the way completed. In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks had the best record at 52-12 behind MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. The rest of the top eight teams of the 东部联盟 rankings are as follows: 猛龙 (46-18), 凯尔特人 (43-21), 热 (41-24), Pacers (39-26), 76人 (39-26), Nets (30-34), and Magic (30-35).
The Western Conference is lead by Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers with a record of 49-14. The rest of the top eight teams of the 西部会议 are as follows: Clippers (44-20), Nuggets (43-22), Jazz (41-23), 雷 (40-24), Rockets (40-24), Mavericks (40-27), and Grizzlies (32-33).
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Following the suspension, NBA players have begun to react on social media. Star players Tweeting include Lou Williams, LeBron James, and CJ麦科勒姆.
If you’re gonna take precaution, if any. Take all precautions 🤷🏾♂️
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) 2020年3月12日
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) 2020年3月12日
CJ麦科勒姆 specifically gave some advice to players regarding saving their money, while not being able to play 篮球.
I hope all the players take some time to really work on life outside of 篮球 . Using your resources and celebrity to your advantage . Take the meetings. Diversify and learn to explore other avenues of income while you’re still in the league. Bc when it’s over it’s over !
— CJ麦科勒姆 (@CJMcCollum) 2020年3月12日