NBA Defensive Player of the Year COVID-19

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Jorge Torres, Reporter

On March 12, NBA commissioner Adam Silver had decided to suspend the rest of the NBA season due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This came after a player from the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19. This lead for NBA players to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days. 

 With the NBA being on hold, what is next for the NBA? It’s hard to tell when the NBA is going to come back. They don’t know if whether to start with the playoffs when the pandemic is over or to restart the season. 

As the league tries to grapple with season on hold, a lot of concern has been centered around arena staff and workers who won’t receive paychecks with games being postponed. With many people out of jobs, NBA teams and players have been donating money to the workers that lost their jobs. The number one overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Zion Williamson, announced on his Instagram that he’s pledging to cover the salaries of all workers at Smoothie King Center for the next 30 days. 

With the NBA being on shutdown, fans, players, and owners can only wait until the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Fans and the NBA can only remain patient and hope for the best come.