According to ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA will suspend the 2019-20 season following Wednesday night’s games.
The league released an official statement after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.
The game between Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed Wednesday night before the NBA released the statement.
Earlier on Wednesday, the NCAA announced the men’s and women’s basketball tournament will be played without fans.
Here is the official statement from NCAA president Mark Emmert:
“While I understand how disappointing this is for all fans of our sports, my decision is based on the current understanding of how COVID-19 is progressing in the United States,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. “This decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans and, most importantly, our student-athletes. We recognize the opportunity to compete in an NCAA national championship is an experience of a lifetime for the students and their families. Today, we will move forward and conduct championships consistent with the current information and will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed.”
You can read more about the NBA’s statement to suspend the 2019-20 season here: