Rudy Gobert Tested Positive for Coronavirus Which Likely Prompted NBA's Decision to Suspend Season

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive for the coronavirus
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive for the coronavirus | Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

Many leagues have been doing their best to enact precautions to halt the spread of Coronavirus by limiting fan-player interaction or playing in arenas closed to the public.

However, despite precautionary measures taken by the NBA, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the Coronavirus on Wednesday, ultimately forcing the NBA to suspend the season.

The rest of the players are being kept quarantined in OKC's Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Gobert joked about the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak by touching all the microphones and recorders of the reporters in the media room a few days ago. He then was listed as questionable to compete in the Jazz-Thunder game that was ultimately postponed for that exact reason.

The NBA's decision to suspend the season could affect other sports leagues, but then again we don't know of any players elsewhere who have tested positive for Coronavirus. We don't know what this holds for everyone else, but the NBA is on hold as it gathers more information and makes sure more of its players don't get infected.