NBA Officially Suspends Season After Rudy Gobert Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver | Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The worst-case scenario has officially arrived for the NBA and its fans.

Shortly after the league postponed the Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game due to concerns surrounding ill players -- one of whom Rudy Gobert, who actually tested positive for Coronavirus -- commissioner Adam Silver decided to suspended the 2019-2020 season altogether.

We've reached the peak of the panic.

Earlier on Wednesday it was reported the league was going to move forward playing the season without fans in attendance, but now it seems as if illness among the players has created an even graver concern. We don't know if any single player is affected with Coronavirus, but the preventative measures are being taken nonetheless.

There's obviously no timetable here and the necessary steps will be taken to ensure the safety of the players, coaches, media personnel and general population. The chances of the season being delayed an excessive amount of time is unlikely, however, considering this -- in addition to other sports leagues playing in front of empty stadiums and arenas -- are merely preventative measures to halt the spread of the virus.

Stay tuned for further updates.