NEW YORK – Unprecedented.
The NBA suspended its season indefinitely on Wednesday after a Utah Jazz player—All-Star center Rudy Gobert, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to SI.com—tested positive for COVID-19. The coronavirus has spread across more than 100 countries, causing a global pandemic. In a statement, the NBA said it “will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward.”
The decision shocked millions.
It shouldn’t have.
The NBA did the only responsible thing. The coronavirus is spreading everywhere. New U.S. cases pop up by the hour.