We’ve reached the two-week mark since the NBA decided to suspend the 2019-20 season. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that Rudy Gobert — testing positive for the coronavirus when he did — saved lives. The positive test sparked the suspension of the NBA season, and in the days immediately following Gobert’s diagnosis, U.S. sports leagues closed up shop — including the cancellation of the NCAA tournament. It’s taken a single UEFA Champions League match to show that those sports leagues made the correct — albeit difficult — decision to stop play. The Associated Press published a new report about Bergamo, Italy, on Wednesday. The city of 120,000 is one of the hardest hit Italian regions in this coronavirus pandemic. And epidemiologists are looking at Atalanta’s Feb. 19 Champions League match against Valencia as the “biological bomb” that caused the virus to spread across Bergamo and to Valencia, Spain. Via the Associated Press: The evening before the match, there was no social distancing as officials from both clubs mingled and exchanged gifts and handshakes at a gala dinner offered by Atalanta. “I have heard a lot (of theories), I’ll say mine: Feb. 19, 40,000 Bergamaschi went to San Siro for Atalanta-Valencia,”


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