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NBA suspends season due to coronavirus concerns

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season "until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.

Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being.

A person with knowledge of the situation said the Jazz player who tested positive was center Rudy Gobert.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team confirmed the presumptive positive test.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the announcement in a tweet Wednesday night.

In a statement, Milwaukee Bucks Chief Communications Officer Barry Baum said:

"Like everyone, we were just made aware that the league is suspending its season. This is a fluid situation so we will have more information as soon as possible for our fans who have tickets to upcoming games. We will continue to provide updates as they become available."

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Lawrence 16 days ago
It also means everyone loses their paychecks except team organization members and players. All the ushers, concession workers, many of the surrounding business servers, bartenders, right down to the parking lot attendants. Thousands.
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