March 11 will go down as one of the craziest in the history of the sports world. It will also go down as one of the scariest.
Wednesday marked the day that the World Health Organization (WHO) classified coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. Following suit, the NCAA announced that both of men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournaments will be played without fans in attendance.
If that was not crazy enough, the NBA announced that its season has been suspended after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was pretty much the rest of us when he found out that the NBA season would not go on.
It’s been that type of day around the sports world. The reaction was priceless.
From a broader worldwide perspective, the situation in its current form is scary. The sports world will now rightfully take a back seat as the world attempts to contain this pandemic.