On the heels of a similar action by the NBA, the NBA G League announced Wednesday it is suspending play in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The NBA announced the indefinite suspension of its season Wednesday night after revealing that a player on the Utah Jazz–identified in other press reports as Rudy Gobert–preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. Unsurprisingly, the G League took the same action following the NBA’s announcement by suspending its current season, with the stop in play taking effect after Wednesday’s games.
Since the NBA’s announcement, similar decisions have been made by other professional sports leagues in the United States, including suspensions of at least 30 days of professional soccer seasons by MLS and Division II USL Championship, while the NHL is pausing its season starting Thursday. In addition, several collegiate conferences have either cancelled basketball championships or closed them off from the public, and the NCAA will stage winter championships before empty arenas. With the situation very much evolving, more announcements from other professional sports leagues are expected to follow.
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