Your Voice, Our Headlines

Download Folkspaper App with no Ads!


A fast-growing newspaper curated by the online community.

NBA Players Offering to Pay Salaries of Arena Workers Affected by Shutdown

  • tag_facesReaction
  • Tip Bones

In other COVID-19 news, the NBA halted all games and suspended the rest of the basketball season due to coronavirus concerns earlier this week. The NBA decision came as the first shutdown decision for major league sports, but it was quickly followed by the MLB and NHL making the same call.

With seasonal shutdowns for all sports, many employees are currently out of jobs and fearing for their livelihoods, as they don't know when they'll be able to return to work. But a few kind people are making a huge difference for these hard workers, showcasing how important it is to support others in hard times.

Milwaukee Bucks player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and New Orleans Pelican, Zion Williamson, are just two players among others who are offering to support employees of NBA arenas by paying their salaries for the next month. Even with the shutdown, basketball stars will still continue to get paid and still are keepers of large fortunes; they may not be getting to play the game they love, but they have much less financial concern than the individuals who work the arenas they play in.

So to see even just these two individuals taking serious steps to help others in need is no small thing. We can only hope that others follow their lead in lending a hand when they can and where it's needed. But ultimately, let's hope that this pandemic doesn't last long enough for total financial collapse for anyone.

More info here.

Image from Abhishek Chandra on Unsplash.