The NBA season was abruptly suspended only a few days ago due to the coronavirus epidemic. While it’s unfortunate that the Lakers and all other NBA teams are unable to play, the players, coaches, management, and owners will assuredly do just fine financially. What became very apparent quickly after the suspension of play was that employees of arenas, including Staples Center, would not be able to work during the stoppage of the season.
Luckily, the Lakers along with the Clippers and Kings are reportedly teaming up to pay Staples Center employees during the stoppage of play. Considering how wealthy these organizations are, it is absolutely the right thing to do. What will ultimately end up being pennies for these organizations will drastically help the employees and it’s a good thing that these teams care together on a plan so quickly.
Hopefully every single team does the right thing and plays the employees of these arenas who are ultimately responsible for making sure that the arenas run without a hitch.