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Blazers’ CJ McCollum details what he was doing when NBA suspended season

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Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum was recording a podcast with teammate Carmelo Anthony when the NBA announced it was suspending the season because of the coronavirus.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. The NBA immediately suspended the season after news of Gobert’s positive test leaked:

“I was actually recording my podcast with Melo at the house,” McCollum told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “And we were getting updates. I found out this NBA season was actually going to be put on hold while we were recording, an hour before it came out. They were sending us updates through [NBPA] executive committee conversations we were having, what was about to happen.

“Then we found out that Rudy had been tested for coronavirus, and then we found out he got it. It was just unbelievable that all this stuff was happening at once.”

The NBA will be on hold for at least the next 30 days. However, everyone knows it’s going to be longer than that.

Jazz All-Star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell has the virus as well. Gobert and Mitchell are the only two players on the Jazz to have it.

It’s unknown at this point if any other NBA player has it yet.

The NBA won’t resume play until it has made sure no one in the league has it. However, it may be difficult to find out if that’s the case since there aren’t enough tests to give out to the entire NBA.