CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Mark Medina breaks down the latest on how the NBA is dealing with COVID-19. USA TODAYNBA Commissioner Adam Silver woke up a week ago facing an important day. Coronavirus and the growing outbreak was the focus and dominated his meetings.Early calls with medical experts and other contacts. A meeting with National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts at the league office. An advisory finance committee meeting via conference call. A Board of Governors conference call with team owners.He had no idea how important the day would become, not just to the NBA but to the sports world as a whole.By late in the day, Silver had suspended the NBA season following Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test.Maybe out of necessity, but Silver’s decision came at the right time. Six other NBA players have tested positive, including four players on the Brooklyn Nets, two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant among them.  Silver’s decision set off a chain of events that led to the postponement of several high-profile sporting events for millions of people, including the NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments, the NHL season, MLB’s spring training and the Masters, to name a few. And the NBA’s


Continue To Full Article