On Jan. 31 -- just days after the outbreak in China had…

On Jan. 31 — just days after the outbreak in China had forced the Chinese Basketball Association to shut down, and five days after Bryant’s death — Weiss delivered his first memo to teams: “In light of the global reach of the NBA and frequent travel of teams and staff, we are closely monitoring the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) both in the United States and internationally,” Weiss wrote.
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