Devin Booker Curses On Finding Out About NBA Suspension During Ongoing Twitch Streaming

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NBA 2019-20: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, found out about the suspension while he was online, playing Call of Duty on the live streaming website Twitch.

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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After Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus, the NBA took a decision and suspended all NBA games until further notice. While the Jazz vs Thunder game was cancelled, other NBA teams playing on Thursday found out about the announcement while playing or through social media sites. Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker, however, found out about the suspension while he was online, playing a video game on the live streaming website Twitch.

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Devin Booker was playing the new 'Call of Duty: Warzone' while he live-streamed it on Twitch when he found about NBA's suspension. The 23-year-old guard often streams his games on Twitch when he does not have a scheduled game. After Devin Booker was told about the news, he cursed a few times, before eventually continuing his stream. Devin Booker ended his stream a few minutes after learning the news. 

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NBA's statement was made right before the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder game began on Wednesday night (Thursday morning IST). Rudy Gobert, the player who tested positive, was reportedly under the impression that he will be playing the game and was not present when the announcement was made.Fans took to Twitter to express their concern as the NBA suspended all their further games. Coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic by WHO. 

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Apart from OKC players, who were supposed to face Gobert, the Cavaliers, Knicks, Celtics, Pistons and Raptors have been asked to self-quarantine before any further decision has been made by the NBA. Since these were the teams who had contact with the Jazz over the last ten days, the league has asked them to isolate themselves. Detroit's Langston Galloway also commented on the situation, saying they while he most definitely had contact with Gobert, they all have been taking the necessary precautions due to their multiple daily interactions.

As per NBA reports, the Cavaliers are looking to get tested as soon as Thursday (Friday IST) as they have a good relationship with the Cleveland Clinic. On the same day, the NBA's board of governors will hold a meeting to discuss steps to be taken further.

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