The NBA announced on Wednesday that the league is going to suspend the season without a timetable for return. This decision came after the discovery of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus.
The safety of everyone is the primary concern as this virus is continuing to spread across the country. The virus is having a significant impact on sports, and the NBA is taking the necessary precautions.
In light of the news about the season being suspended, players around the league took to social media to express their concerns and offer any suggestions.
Reactions from NBA players across the league
Superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry and a host of others went to social media after the news broke out.
With words, pictures, or videos, players expressed how they feel about the recent news that happened.
Other players offered their concern for Rudy Gobert when they found out what happened.
The players’ reactions on social media are causing a lot of engagement from fans and other people across the world of sports.
If other major sports cancel or suspend their seasons, you will see the same trend from those professional players.
It won’t be a surprise to see more and more players from the league take to social media to address any concerns they have going forward with the coronavirus.
There has already been a whirlwind of events in 2020 around the NBA. With the passing of NBA great Kobe Bryant and now the season being suspended, it is a lot to take in.
Sam Dekker takes to Twitter regarding the coronavirus
There are former NBA players who play professionally overseas, and Sam Dekker is one of many. Those players are facing different challenges as President Donald Trump announced that there will be a 30-day ban on travel from Europe to the United States.
Dekker expressed his concern on Twitter, saying that he wants to come back to the United States and be home with his family. A tough situation for players like Dekker who are overseas and cannot travel back to the United States to be with family and friends.
Other NBA players reached out to Dekker and offered their support during this time for him.
What’s next for the NBA?
With no one knowing when or if the season will continue, it leaves a lot of questions up in the air. There are 259 games left to play in the season, and no one is sure if those games will be played.
The G-League also announced on Wednesday that it had suspended the 2019-20 season, effective after Wednesday’s games.
The NBA expects to address the next steps with teams, holding a call with the board of governors at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
The league is taking this very seriously and wants to make sure that everyone is safe. It’s only a matter of time before other professional, collegiate and, high school sports do the same thing. It’s the right thing to do.