(WSCR) The NBA lockout has effectively whipped out more than a month and a half of the season, and Tuesday, the players experienced what it really feels like to be unemployed.
Nov. 15 marked the first missed paycheck for the players — and there’s no sign of a payday in sight.
“The average guy yesterday missed his first paycheck, which was $220,000,” CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell told The Mully and Hanley Show. “On the higher end, Kobe Bryant missed $1.05 million is his bi-monthly paycheck. They get paid 24 checks throughout the year. That’s pretty much how it works. If you say Dec. 15 is done, then that reflects the amount of games up to that point, they would’ve missed about 12.4 percent of their salary. As it stands now, the hope for any type of season — I’m not feeling too good.”
LISTEN: Darren Rovell on The Mully and Hanley Show