NBA Players React To Suspension Of Season
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The entire sports landscape changed at the blink of an eye when one player from the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus also known as COVID-19.
On Wednesday, the NBA postponed the Jazz game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. When the news came out that a Jazz player tested positive, the NBA suspended play for the rest of the season.
The league released a statement saying that it “is suspending play following the conclusion of tonight’s (Wednesday) schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
The NBA players took to Twitter to react to the news that the season has been suspended.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James wants to cancel 2020 after three months into the year.
Man we cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. What we really need to cancel is 2020! 🤦🏾♂️. Damn it’s been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 12, 2020
Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry said that this disease is much bigger than basketball and encouraged everyone to take care of themselves and stay safe.
2020 aint it. Don't know what to compare this situation to…just gotta buckle up and take care of yourself and those around you. Basketball will be back at some point but right now, protect yourself and stay safe out there!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 12, 2020
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic isn’t pleased with the start of the new decade.
2020 is being very bad year!! stay safe folks🙏
— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) March 12, 2020
Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is all for taking precautions.
If you’re gonna take precaution, if any. Take all precautions 🤷🏾♂️
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) March 12, 2020
Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum thinks the NBA will not pay their players due to suspended play. It is unknown if that is true or not.
No games no pay 👀 hope everybody saved properly https://t.co/mxrdpvNalf
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 12, 2020
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown wants everyone to take every precaution.
Our hospitals and health care can only hold so much it’s NOT ABOUT YOU please take the proper precautions
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) March 11, 2020
Atlanta Hawks all-star guard Trae Young encouraged everyone to stay safe.
Be Back Soon…. Stay Safe Everybody🙏🏽😷 pic.twitter.com/G6p8VScGnP
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 12, 2020
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant sent out a tweet about everyone’s safety.
God watch over my family, friends & whoever is reading this 🙌🏽🙏🏽💕
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) March 12, 2020
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