Wonder who could have told them all this was a potential consequence...
This makes me sad.
Their league-wide suicide has been entertaining me better than any game they play could.
Translation: "We still hate you and want to destroy your nation, your culture, and your faith. But we'll stop rubbing that hatred in your face, for the time being, if you'll just come back." And the sports fans whispered, "no".
For obvious reasons, 2020 has been a bizarre year for sports.
The stark lack of fans at games, the various “bubble” environments to try and mitigate the spread of coronavirus, and the awkward rescheduling forcing leagues to play much later in the year than normal have all contributed to a sports year that fans won’t soon forget.
But one major aspect of 2020 professional sports that fans might want to try and forget is the deluge of “woke” social justice protests that have proliferated the major three North American professional sports leagues.
While both MLB and the NFL had their own bouts of social justice demonstrations, no sports league tapped into those protests more than the NBA.
Yes, the NBA had a dissident or two, but the league, by and large, wholly embraced the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The NBA even went so far as to have “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned on the court during the duration of its bubble restart.
According to a report Friday from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the league and the National Basketball Players Association are still not able to agree on when the league will restart.
The league would like to start as early as December, while the Players Association prefers to play at a later date, the report said.
The NBA, however, fears that starting the season even in January could cost the league anywhere from $500 million to $1 billion in lost revenue, according to ESPN.
Now, a multibillion dollar entity like the NBA might normally be able to weather losses even that substantive, if only for a year.
Things get a little hairier, however, when factoring in the great unknown of when fans will be allowed back en masse. Without that vital gate revenue, ESPN noted that projections have the NBA losing another $4 billion.
That’s a potential loss of up to $5 billion in revenue if the season starts in January and fans are not allowed to attend. That massive figure, even for a multibillion dollar entity, would be a very painful and bitter pill to swallow.
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