Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert listed out a symptom he has faced because of the Coronavirus. On Sunday, Gobert took to twitter to say that he hasn’t smelled or tasted anything during the last four days.
Just to give you guys an update, loss of smell and taste is definitely one of the symptoms, haven’t been able to smell anything for the last 4 days. Anyone experiencing the same thing?
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) March 22, 2020
Rudy Gobert was the first coronavirus case in NBA
The news of the league’s suspension came simultaneously with the NBA‘s first positive coronavirus case- Gobert, followed by teammate Donovan Mitchell. Later, Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood became the third positive case before Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers also confirmed positive cases in their respective teams.
Adam Silver says if Rudy Gobert hadn’t been tested, NBA likely would have kept playing. He says if NBA didn’t act as soon as it did, others might not have followed the way that they did.
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) March 18, 2020
The increasing cases meant that the league will have to wait before they start the season again. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that they hope to resume at least some part of the remaining season.
.@Rachel__Nichols asked if this could result in NBA calendar being permanently shifted, such as season starting on Christmas.
Adam Silver: “Possibly. Those are things we’re always talking about.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) March 18, 2020
“Just the fact that we were using the word ‘hiatus’ just a week ago, and that sort of implication was a short amount of time. I think I said last Thursday not less than 30 days, just to give some guidance to our teams and our players, but at this point, I really don’t know,” Silver said during a rather long interview.
“I don’t, I’m optimistic by nature, and I want to believe we’re gonna be able to salvage at least some portion of the season.”
Adam Silver lists the criteria needed to resume NBA play after the Coronavirus shutdown: pic.twitter.com/lwPjQaR8zX
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 18, 2020