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NBA Players React To Suspension Of Season

Mar 12, 2020, 11:22 AM
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clipp...
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers during a 112-103 Lakers win at Staples Center on March 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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.

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.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic isn’t pleased with the start of the new decade.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is all for taking precautions.

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.

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown wants everyone to take every precaution.

Atlanta Hawks all-star guard Trae Young encouraged everyone to stay safe.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant sent out a tweet about everyone’s safety.

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