Basketball fans in Belize and around the world will be disappointed to learn that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic currently spreading across the globe has now hit the basketball community, with the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States effectively suspending its season amid the global crisis and one of its players, Utah Jazz forward, Rudy Gobert, testing positive in a preliminary test for the disease.
The affected player, reported to be the Jazz's Rudy Gobert, "was not in the arena", according to the statement.
The NBA is exploring ways to allow them to continue playing and televising games during the coronavirus crisis, even with it increasingly likely that the league will do so in empty arenas, sources said. The association said that the hiatus will be used to determine next steps.
According to the World Health Organization, most people who catch the COVID-19 illness caused by the coronavirus recover. In mainland China, where the virus first exploded, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed and more than 58,000 have so far recovered.
The NBA concluded its conference call with their owners and governors with two options on the table for how to proceed with the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
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Mavs owner Mark Cuban was on hand at tonight's Mavs-Nuggets game and was filmed live-reacting to the news.
While a game was going on involving the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks, the Jazz/Thunder game that was scheduled was postponed after Gobert was tested positive for the virus. The league already suffered a financial setback last fall after Chinese sponsors cut ties en masse over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Commissioner Gary Bettman has to follow the NBA's lead.
And now, a pandemic - which could also cost the league hundreds of millions in lost revenue, depending on how long it lasts. Both teams' players have been placed into quarantine.
"Anything that has large crowd is something that would give the risk to spread".