The Week the Sports World Went Dark

The sports world has exited pitch-dark. In an exceptional extent, this week almost every professional league decided to suspend or cancel the future development tournaments in response to growing concerns over the spread of Covid-1 9. The chain reaction was set off Wednesday night when the National Basketball Association announced it was “indefinitely” suspending its season after Utah Jazz all-star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. The next morning, Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell had also contracted the virus. By the end of epoch Thursday, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League, US Soccer, the Women’s Tennis Association, the Association of Tennis Professionals, and the Professional Golfers’ Association elected to enforce varying shutdown calibrates. The collective stall is history-making, to say the least. The sports world now is still in uncharted water. It’s now all but silent.