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Utah Jazz Superstar Rudy Gobert Mocks the Coronavirus

Rudy Gobert touched every microphone, recorder and reporter in the media room two days ago.

Then guess what? He tested positive for the coronavirus.

NBA Suspends Season Due to Coronavirus

The rest is one for the history books: The NBA Suspends Season Due to Coronavirus

The National Basketball Association season was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday night after a dramatic incident in which two teams were pulled off the court seconds before a game began and a player for the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus.

Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz players were moments from beginning their scheduled game on Wednesday when the abrupt postponement occurred after Jazz superstar Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. He became the first major professional athlete infected in the U.S.

The league immediately suspended the season—capping an extraordinary day of turbulent upheaval in U.S. sports.

“The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” the league said.

Only two days earlier, in an attempt to poke fun at NBA restrictions that kept players at a safe distance from reporters in media availability sessions, Gobert went out of his way to touch every microphone and recording device in front of him with both hands.

Rudy Gobert Wins Jackass Award

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For his historic display of public stupidity, I hereby award Rudy Gobert the not coveted Sports Jackass of the Year™ award.

Nation Hockey League Considers the Same

I expect the NHL and Major League Baseball to do the same.

The open question is how big will the fine be on Rudy Gobert for flagrant rules violations?

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The economic ramifications are immense.

The US is now in recession, assuming it wasn't already.

Correction

I commented the NHL suspended the season.

They are reviewing the situation.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock