Why should they risk their health and perhaps lives
|Posted: 31 August 2020 at 11:35am | IP Logged | 8
just to entertain a society that treats them as second class citizens?
Because, among other things, they make a pretty healthy paycheck.
I think it came down to the decision of - "What can I do differently if I am spending this time outside of the bubble. Will I get the exposure I can get here in Orlando?" as well as losing A LOT of money for both the NBA and the players if the playoffs were cancelled, both this season and next.
Also, very few of them are going to have any more opportunities to be heard if the season is cancelled. Sure if you're LeBron James or Chris Paul or any of another handful of stars you do, but the rank and file don't have as many opportunities outside of their social media.
So you might as well take your paycheck since you've already sacrificed a lot to live in the bubble and get this far.