COVID & the NBA

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  1. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey Forum Troll

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    Curious. Is your rate more to offset the travel expenditures or do they also cover that? Do you get a food perdium and hotel paid for etc, or do they pay you and then expect you to cover yourself?

    Always wondered if players get all of theirs travel expenses paid for on top of their 7-8 figure salaries or if they pay those themselves.

    And is it different for players vs staff?
     
  2. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    I don't know anybody who is vaccinated and boosted who had any significant trouble from this. The only people I know who have really gotten sick at all have been unvaccinated.
     
  3. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    My daughter thats been vax & boosted is just getting over it and out of quarantine. She's 44 very fit and did get hit with fever, sore throat, typical flu stuff. The biggest issue was lack of energy for about a week.
     
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    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    Mods, prob wrong thread please move when you get a chance. Thx
     
  5. AldoTrapani

    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    I said get your shots. What are you going to do beyond that. Time to move on. Like I said call me when the vaccine doesn’t work for a new variant.
     
  6. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I’ll take that as a NO. If you had, you’d have a tad bit different attitude toward this bro. Death changes peoples views.
     
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  7. wizenheimer

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    yeah. To dismiss and try and minimize the real impacts of Covid just because Omicron is less deadly than Delta if fucking idiotic

    a guy I knew...he was not a close friend, but still a friend died from Omicron about 3 weeks ago. He was 61 and was in good shape with no underlying conditions. He just couldn't fight off the infection

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    https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news...s-01-12-22/h_79fdb874ccd3ad30c7006185bb70f1ea

    think about that...the forecast is for 62,000 deaths in just a month. That's more than twice as many people who die in an average flu season. That's in one month

    more than that though, is because of all the idiot anti-vaxxers and lies about vaccines and masks, and how contagious Omicron is, Covid has the perfect conditions to create new variant(s). And it's 50-50 if the new variant will be more contagious or more deadly. We'll be in dark days if a new variant is as contagious as Omicron but as deadly as the original Covid. And that's possible
     
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  8. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    How/ why yours is not a full time role is baffling to me? Is this the case around the league or unique to the Blazers?
     
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    Friend of mine died three weeks ago too. She had no other health issues. She was vaccinated but not boostered. We’re still shocked. She was texting us saying it was awful but she was starting to feel better and then we get the call from her sister.
     
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    Was Nas vaccinated when he got sick?
     
  11. wizenheimer

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    it's not that rare for people to be really ill for days, then have a few hours where they seem to have recovered...then die a few hours later. The "surge before death" syndrome. It's real and it happens a often, not just with Covid
     
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    I had never heard of that before.
     
  13. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Nah. In our industry everybody is freelance. I have actually lost A LOT of work in the past 5 years with networks hiring guys to do my job full time for about the 1/4 of the pay. People trip over themselves to work for HBO/ESPN/Golf Channel etc. So instead of flying me out and putting me up, they can have 3 people do what I do for dirt cheap back home in the studio. With the way technology is going, it is going to happen more and more. As far as the NBA goes, there are only about 10 teams who travel a person that does what I do. usually they just hire somebody locally in the town they are playing in. Here from producer around the league that say how hard it is. You go into Houston and those local guys might not even know anything about their team, let alone basketball. They might do baseball or other sports, and just so happen to be free that day. Definitely a sink or swim biz.
     
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  14. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    sounds like chance is necessary
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Definitely a crazy way to make a living. Not much stability, but the payoff is good. Compensated very well when you do work. For example, I worked over 3 weeks in Japan for the Olympics. Went home with nothing on my schedule for a couple weeks, when I get a call to see if I want to work the 9-Ball Billiards championships for 7 days. I was free and was on a plane back east the next morning. Made more money doing that for one week than 3 weeks in Japan. So a gig I got literally 18 hours before paid me more than something i had been booked for 2 years. Strange business indeed.
     
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  16. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Would you throw a couple sheckles for a lackey?
     
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