The 2019-20 NBA season has officially been postponed until further notice. I’m sure you’ve read this news that shocked the NBA world overnight, and reading anything about what the future holds for the NBA, no-one knows.
This uneasy report made its way swiftly around the NBA on Wednesday night, in light that Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz would become the first player to test positive for the Coronavirus. Hours later, we would also learn that his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for the disease.
The NBA acted swiftly to its worst-case scenario when they discovered that an NBA player was diagnosed with the virus and made the decision to postpone the season. It is uncertain when games will resume, but the shutdown could be lengthy. The NBA told teams that a positive test would result in a 12-to-14 day quarantine for the player in question, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The incubation period of COVID-19 can be as long as two weeks, according to the CDC, which makes it challenging to identify people who have it.
As for THE lazy NBA, there might not be any games, but I will continue to release issues and focus on the movements and upcoming stories that follow around the NBA and the virus. There isn’t much to report right now, but I will keep you informed.
Catch you Monday.