Taken from google search, CNBC.....Sixty percent of NBA players go broke within five years of departing the league. And 78 percent of former NFL playersexperience financial distress two years after retirement. Most professional athlete earnings are compressed into just a handful of years.May 14, 2018
Without a conclusion to the 2019-20 season, the NBA could terminate the collective bargaining agreement by exercising the force majeure provision due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trigger a lockout then slash player salaries, with uncertainty surrounding whether fans will be able to attend games in the 2020-21 season, giving the union little leverage.(via ny post).
in recent light of what kyrie Irving said, most of the media failed to say at the end of the players call last Friday, that Irving said he would play . Made him sound evil, and the one who wanted to stop the nba from returning While social unrest is happening. Quote
Later in the call he said he would travel to Orlando if the rest of the players deemed a resumption of play appropriate.
"If it's worth the risk, then let's go and do it," Irving said on the call, according to Yahoo Sports. "But if you're not with it, it's OK, too. We've got options for both ways. Let's just come to a middle ground as a family."
if you ask me, the NBA will play this summer in Orlando. After the finals, have a short 4-6 week break and start the next season. Depending on the covid -19 situation if there is a vaccine or antibody in the fall, will determine if fans will be in attendance for next season. There is just too much money at stake.
A lot of these players take care of their extended families, and do have some moochers in their entourage. Both, Noble and foolish expenditures, it’s no wonder where The millions go. They need to maintain their lifestyles. They will play. As for social justice causes, expect the nba to cut some checks to blm type of causes. Players alike. A white cop killing a black suspect, is not the biggest issue in black America. Try telling that to ignorant activists...... poverty and lack of opportunities/jobs in certain communities are bigger issues. NBA money can do more good this way.