The NBA’s decision this week to halt games for at least 30 days is likely to hit low-wage workers the hardest. Businesses near arenas and television networks will also get walloped, rather than the league’s highly paid players and coaches. Concession attendants are part of a larger group of hourly employees, including ushers and janitorial staff, who work when there’s a live game. With the league suspending games, employees may not get paid. Team executives said they’re looking into how to cushion the impact for low-paid employees. By contrast, coaches and players earn lofty salaries that are guaranteed, with the latter making an average of $7.7 million annually.  “We feel for the workers mostly, the low-income wage earners that count on working our games,” Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said at a press conference on Wednesday. “If you’re going to have empathy, have it for them.” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said this week that hourly workers at American Airlines Arena, where the team plays its homes games, are his biggest concern. He said he’s working on a plan to help employees who can’t come to work, although he didn’t provide details.  Cancellations escalate across the U.S. to stem spread of coronavirus


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