NBA Player Finds Out Season Suspended While Playing On Twitch

NBA Player Finds Out Season Suspended While Playing On Twitch
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Phoenix Suns all-star Devin Booker is pretty much every basketball fan tonight, with his “what the fuuuuuuuuuuck is goin on, bro” response to news the NBA’s season has been suspended.

Earlier this evening, the league took the decision to suspend the 2019-20 season until further notice after Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.

While many sporting leagues and events have reacted to the global coronavirus pandemic by taking measures such as playing in front of empty stadiums, suspending one of the planet’s most high-profile competitions is one of the most drastic preventative measure yet taken in sports, either in the United States or internationally.

Given the league had earlier in the day been discussing simply playing games without crowds, the ruling caught many by surprise. Including Booker, who was in the middle of a game of Call of Duty.

Same, man. Been a weird day.

Comments

  • Makes sense to me, I would assume basketballers are actually fairly high risk for spreading to each other considering it’s one of only a few sports where they all touch the ball with their bare hands on top of playing in fairly close quarters.

    • not to mention that the crowds certainly seem a lot closer to the action than other sports. one infected attendee can get crowd and players in the right spots.

  • I do wonder how they’ll do the contracts for sports people whose season has been cancelled. Extend them a year? Pay them to not play?

    • there is probably something in their contracts already. I’d guess like their injury clause where many just get payed not to play (at least the high profile ones).

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