While it's easy to feel bad for the multi-millionaire NBA players that may not get to finish out the rest of the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event and hourly staff that make up the backbone of an NBA game day experience could be hit the hardest by the temporary pause on league action.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, in a particularly awesome gesture, made sure that those employees are taken care of. Dan Gilbert announced that all hourly and event employees will be paid as if every Cavs game were still taking place.
While the NBA has reiterated that they expect to return to action after a 30-day hiatus, the unknown scope of the coronavirus outbreak in America due to a lack of adequate testing could prevent that from happening.
This comes after Cavs star forward Kevin Love announced that, through his foundation, he would be donating $100,000 to support the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse staff.
In troubling and uncertain times, your true character is often revealed. The Cavaliers organization is far from perfect, but this act of altruism is tremendously selfless.