Sports world in shock as NBA suspends its season after Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

Jack Baer
One positive test, and the entire NBA takes action. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

The global threat of coronavirus got a lot more real for the sports world on Wednesday when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, which subsequently led to the NBA suspending its entire season.

The move is unprecedented yet also warranted as the highly infectious disease keeps spreading and threatening lives. Still, the majority of sports fans, media and players were caught off guard by a moment that will define the league and everything around it.

Sports world reacts to NBA suspending season over coronavirus

Cameras catch Mark Cuban’s live reaction to NBA’s suspension

While most took to Twitter to react to the news, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s reaction was caught live on camera during the in-progress Mavs game.

He was, to put it mildly, surprised.

Cuban later expanded on his thoughts in an interview with ESPN.

NBA players have little to say

The league’s players were just as surprised to learn they won’t be going into the office anytime soon.

Similar to Cuban, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was streaming live on Twitch when he heard the news.

Warning: The following video contains profanity.

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