The Day the Sports World Died

The Day the Sports World Died

Jonathan M., Senior Staff Writer

It was March 11, 2020, a normal day in the sports world. There was the NBA, NHL, and
Spring Training going on, but during one NBA game, the whole world changed. When the Jazz
and Thunder were getting ready to play their Wednesday night game, there was a sudden stop as the game was about to start. Then the announcer told everyone that the game was canceled, but there was no reason why. 10 minutes later, NBA insider Shams Charania said on Twitter, “Jazz Player Rudy Gobert was tested positive for coronavirus”. Twitter went crazy and 5 minutes later, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski had said, “The NBA season was suspended. This was the turning point for sports all over the world and ended everything.
The next day the NHL announced the suspension of the league, MLB postponed their season,
MLS had a 30-day ban, and even the NCAA canceled March Madness, the biggest basketball
tournament. Every sports fan in the world was in mourning realizing they had nothing and knew it would take time for everything to come back again.
As a sports fan myself, I knew this was a tough decision as sports was a way to look away from what was going on in America, but when Rudy Gobert tested positive, we all knew anyone could get it. I will now sit patiently watching old games of Marlins baseball and counting the days until sports are back on again. In the meantime, I continue to realize that this decision was the right one in order to stop the spread of the virus, which is taking shape all throughout America.