In case you missed it, the rest of the NBA season has been suspended indefinitely. Why? Because Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.
“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of [Wednesday night’s] schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
Initially, upon hearing that Gobert had contracted the novel virus, folks had sympathy for the 27-year-old. That is, until they remembered this…
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NBA All-Star Rudy Gobert has contracted The Coronavirus. This is him yesterday speaking to media from a distance as new precautionary measures were taken in all 4 major American sports. He then jokingly rubs reporter’s mics and phones. They had no idea he had the virus! … @spectrumnews1socal #RudyGobert #NBA #Coronavirus
That’s Rudy jokingly, yet unknowingly, spreading his ‘Rona all over the reporters’ microphones. Yikes!
After seeing that, the jokes and shade came flooding in on social media.
Rudy Gobert: lemme just check twitter real quick i’m sure people are praying for me and sending good energy my way
all of twitter: https://t.co/dqde06WK23
— Shan-e (@shanmustafa_yo) March 12, 2020
rudy gobert at the jazz facility when the nba resumes pic.twitter.com/2CNzcB1eNl
— keanu (@keanukarg) March 12, 2020
Jazz players when they see Rudy gobert pic.twitter.com/PRhumPunAn
— nathaniel (@valleyboyzz_) March 12, 2020
Rudy Gobert after every shot he takes for the rest of his career
— KFC Radio (@KFCradio) March 12, 2020
NBA players once Rudy Gobert leaves the hospital: pic.twitter.com/5HlK8iqA57
— (@HanaHerro23) March 12, 2020
UPDATE: Now Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell has test positive for COVID-19, as well.
Rudy Gobert’s Jazz teammate, Donovan Michell has also tested positive for the coronavirus.
— One Sports (@OneSportsPHL) March 12, 2020