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NBA G League Suspends 2019-20 Season

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the NBA G League has suspended the 2019-20 season.

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At 11:34 PM CST on March 11th, the NBA G League announced that they will suspend the 2019-20 season. In its press release, the league stated that this decision was due to the coronavirus pandemic and following the NBA’s own suspension of its operations earlier that evening

These rapid decisions come after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). That game in Oklahoma City was postponed prior to tip-off after Gobert’s positive diagnosis.

Currently, Gobert is the only player in either of the leagues to have tested positive for coronavirus. However, there’s plenty of reason to be concerned that it will have an effect on anyone involved in the G League. The coronavirus can spread via close proximity. This may pose particular danger to G League coaches and players, who unlike NBA players typically travel in coach or commercial flights, exposing them to a wider range of random strangers who may be carrying the disease

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. To learn more information on how to prevent the illness and what to do if you’re sick, make sure to go to visit this page from the aforementioned CDC.