NBA Forced to Postpone Multiple Games Over Omicron Variant

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The NBA has now reportedly been forced to postpone at least five games as Omicron begins to rampage across the US.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Amid a surge of players and coaches being added to the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols, the NBA is postponing five games over the next three days.

“The next games for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers, as well as the next two games for the Brooklyn Nets, have been postponed because of players and staff members entering the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols,” the NBA said in a statement.

On Sunday, the Denver vs Brooklyn, Cleveland vs Atlanta, and the New Orleans vs Philadelphia games were postponed, with the Orlando vs Toronto game on Monday night, and the Washington vs Brooklyn game on Tuesday also being postponed.

The Nets currently have 10 players in protocols, including stars Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving.

In addition to the NBA, both the NFL and NHL were also forced to postpone or cancel games in preparation for a new surge in the Omicron variant.

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