Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury had firsthand knowledge of how the coronavirus was affecting China and gave NBA Commissioner Adam Silver a heads-up about what was coming to the U.S.
Marbury told The Undefeated in an interview published on Tuesday he emailed Silver days before the NBA season was put on hold.
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Days later, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was diagnosed with the coronavirus and Silver immediately halted the NBA season. Other leagues followed suit either postponing their seasons or delaying their start.
Marbury, who is now a Chinese Basketball Association coach, has been trying to get more medical masks to New York City.
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