NBA Cancels Kings’ Game At G1C, Suspends Season Amid Virus Fears

SACRAMENTO — The National Basketball Association (NBA) abruptly suspended the rest of the season Wednesday after a player tested positive for Coronavirus, and thousands of fans were forced to exit Golden 1 Center as the league cancelled the Sacramento Kings matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Ushers at Golden 1 Center escort fans out of the facility after the NBA canceled the game between the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Earlier in the evening, the NBA announced that Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder cancelled their  game in Oklahoma just before tipoff, a couple of hours before the Kings were to play their first nationally televised game of the season on ESPN. 

The game at G1C was cancelled when it was revealed that one of the referees officiating the game between the Kings

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