No sports fan forgets the fateful day in mid-March 2020 when the news broke that the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. At the time, the NBA and NHL seasons were heading into their playoff drives and MLB was enjoying the final weeks of tune up before the excitement of the regular season opening week. But within days, the major sports leagues shut down – and the shuttering of offices, stores, restaurants, and all kinds of business around North America began. In Toronto, gone was the daytime water-cooler and post-work over-drinks banter of how the Raptors would defend their title. Our collective sports-fan lexicon replaced with phrases like “social distancing” and “flatten the curve,” uttered over Zoom from home offices.