Pelicans’ JJ Redick opens up on the night the NBA was suspended

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JJ Redick talked about the night the NBA decided to suspend the season, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

On his recent podcast, the guard of the New Orleans Pelicans said everybody was shocked by the news that Rudy Gobert was tested positive for the virus.

“The other ESPN game was on in the locker room — all of a sudden it flips to whatever’s going on with OKC-Jazz, and there’s the byline of, you know, there’s a player quarantined or they’re testing a player.

And then it comes out a few minutes later that it’s Rudy Gobert. He’s tested positive. I was standing next to our PR guy, Will, and within like three minutes, he had a memo from the league that the league had been suspended,” Redick said, as transcribed by SportsNet.

The NBA has suspended the season for at least for 30 days.