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Utah Jazz center Rody Gobert was confirmed to have the Covid-19 virus just before the start of his team’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
Fans awaiting tip-off were shocked when they told that the game had been postponed and that they would have to leave the arena. “You are all safe,” the announcer said, in a surreal exchange that likely failed to reassure anyone.
Breaking: The Thunder-Jazz game has been postponed to a later date, per the NBA. pic.twitter.com/4z8liN5Kra
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2020
Gobert is reported to be feeling well. Jazz and Thunder players have not yet left the arena.
The NBA has said that it will suspend games until further notice, using the hiatus to determine the next steps it will take.
After news of Gobert’s diagnosis went viral, fans were quick to point to a recent incident where he made a show of touching all the mics during a press conference.
I put the Curb Your Enthusiasm music over Rudy Gobert touching all the mics pic.twitter.com/Lm8TA1ZiKT
— Vote The Process (@VoteTheProcess) March 12, 2020
Considering that moment came only two days ago, it’s unlikely that Gobert really contracted the coronavirus by rubbing the mics.
Of course, he could have ended up passing the virus to someone else by goofing around like this.