March 12, 2020
For nearly seven minutes, I realized that celebrating the end of the world and the fact that everyone is going to die was leaving me psychically exhausted.
But then I read this, and everything was totally fine again.
The NBA announced Wednesday night it is suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The league said it is halting operations “following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
While the league did not name the Jazz player in its news release, a person familiar with the situation confirmed it was Utah center Rudy Gobert. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly because of the sensitive nature of the situation.
Earlier on Wednesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and team owners conducted a conference call to discuss their next steps amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. The league was leaning toward playing games with essential personnel and no fans, but there was a small group of owners who pushed to suspend operations.
It’s just wonderful that something is finally happening.
In my entire life, only two legitimate happenings happened:
- Donald Trump getting elected president
It’s now looking like Coronavirus is going to be number 3.