The cancelations around the sports world continued to mount Wednesday as the number of reported COVID-19 coronavirus cases climbs in the United States. Organizational leaders in athletics have gone from discussing potential moves and making small modifications to being forced by local governments to make bigger judgements, like keeping fans from games.
At a press conference Monday, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert attempted to make a point about overreaction and fear by touching everything in sight before he left. He leaned over and touched all of the microphones and recorders.
As part of the Jazz’s COVID-19 response, shootaround availability was done in the ZBBC media room today rather than on the court. As Rudy Gobert got finished discussing the situation, he stood up, leaned over and made it a point to touch every mic and recorder in front of him. 😂
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) March 9, 2020
Rudy Gobert was making light of the Coronavirus during an interview with the media this week. Now, he’s fallen victim to the virus.
QUESTIONABLE – Rudy Gobert (illness)
QUESTIONABLE – Emmanuel Mudiay (illness)
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) March 11, 2020
Breaking: Rudy Gobert has preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/2hdH840qTd
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2020