Was Suspending the NBA Season Going Too Far?

Story by Carli LoPresto, Staff Writer

The NBA canceled the rest of the season due to Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was tested positive for Coronavirus. The league said, “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine the next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Players on the teams that the Utah Jazz played in the last 10 days were told to self-quarantine, these are the following; Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, and the Toronto Raptors.

At the Jazz-Thunder game, the entire arena was emptied out. Everything at the game was going normal at first until right before tip-off the refs were having a conversation and then the teams went back to the locker room. Finally, 35 minutes after tip-off was supposed to happen, there was an announcement that the game was going to be postponed.

NBA commissioner said that they will wait at least 30 days before resuming the season. He also revealed that it could potentially come out without fans in the building. The Golden State Warriors announced that they would play a game Thursday night without fans.

Mavericks owner Marc Cuban was so shocked to hear the season was canceled. He said, “It seemed like more of a movie than reality.”