NBA season suspended due to coronavirus

NBA defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus and the league has suspended its season from the end of Thursday’s (AEDT) games.

Gobert was withdrawn from the Utah Jazz’s game with Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City on Thursday but the Thunder’s team doctor ran onto the court moments before tip-off and whispered to the referees and everyone left the court.

Fans clear out after the NBA match between Oklahoma City and Utah Jazz was postponed.Credit:AP

“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the NBA statement read.

“The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

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