The NBA is in uncharted territory.
It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that’s currently on pause.
Uncertainty is rife, and that uncertainly extends to whether players will continue to get paid or not.
The players are covered until April 15, but then the uncertainty begins.
That’s because the NBA has that power due to the force majeure clause, which outlines that salary can be withheld in the case of war, natural disasters or pandemics.
If the clause is enacted, players would lose “1/92.6 of a player’s seasonal salary per canceled game,” according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
The NBA says it will come to a decision for April 15.
The league has already discussed resuming the season without fans present.
Would they be willing to cover checks until that starts?
We should have our answer soon enough.