Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by KSF-ERIC, Mar 11, 2020.
there's a provision in the CBA that would allow teams to NOT pay players under extreme circumstances:
According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article XXXIX, section 5, players lose 1/92.6 of their salary for every game missed as a result of a Force Majeure Event ("FME") -- this refers to events or conditions that makes it impossible for the NBA to perform its obligation under the CBA.
The following events are covered: "wars or war-like action (whether actual or threatened and whether conventional or other, including, but not limited to, chemical or biological wars or war-like action); sabotage, terrorism or threats of sabotage or terrorism; explosions; epidemics; weather or natural disasters, including, but not limited to, fires, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, storms or earthquakes; and any governmental order or action (civil or military); provided, however, that none of the foregoing enumerated events or conditions is within the reasonable control of the NBA or an NBA Team."
it's possible the virus could be completely contained in a month, but from what every expert is saying that seems unlikely. If people can still be carriers of the virus and infectious, I'd think the suspension would still be in effect, and would be headed for a cancellation of the season
and if a vaccine isn't widely available till 2021. it could be that next season could be in jeopardy. Yeah, that seems kind of far-fetched, but we just don't know at this point how this is going to play out. And all the infectious disease experts seem to be fairly pessimistic right now
If Don Sterling still owned the Clippers, there is no way he would pay players
The Trail Blazers were going to making the playoffs and win a championship. It was clear for everyone to see. Freaking NBA keeping small markets down.
So in the event of an alien invasion, do the players still get paid? Asking for a friend.
I am an employee of the University of Michigan and we've just canceled all face-to-face classes and switched to online. Our Dean reassures us that exam week (mid April) will be back to normal. Nobody believes her, and nobody should believe that the season will resume. Write this season off.
There is always a silver lining in every dark cloud.
Think of the industries that get spikes in production & sales when a earthquake hits.
Something good and a silver lining does exist for this cv situation.
Maybe the commish can use this to shorten the NBA season thats been kicked around anyway. Maybe instead of resuming season then the playoffs, they have a quick end of season tourney to determine playoff seeding. They have been kicking around the idea of a mid season playoff. Silver can leverage this situation.
I hope the "silver lining" is a few different things. Would like this to make people take seriously the idea of staying home when you're sick, long before the coronavirus I hated when people would show up to work sick and act like they're being super tough (there may be rare exceptions this is ok), for the most part, we need to understand that we spread this stuff. I hope this gives us a chance to really talk about healthcare in the US and the world, whether it's Bernie's ideas or someone else's this situation should not be in the hands of politicians, and we should use this as a launching point to put ideas out there, not dismiss people's ideas immediately but to actually figure stuff out so people can get the care they need, and so if outbreaks happen we can be well prepared for it.
Ultimately I hope the silver lining is that this isn't nearly as lethal as early numbers seemed to suggest and we can "move on" smarter, wiser, and better prepared to handle situations like this when they arise.
Wanna know what's frustrating?
I have to come to a Portland TrailBlazers S2 forum to get any news or information.
The newschannels are determined to make this a political issue and blame game only.
Thanks to the S2 family for keeping me informed.
We may not always be friends, but we are family.
I think that you're on target with your comments. There's a much higher probability that the US will be in rampant epidemic stage in a month than there is that it's going to improve. From what I've learned by reading and watching reports, it's pretty much straight epidemic math that these types of outbreaks progress at an exponential growth rate in their first few months. The rate is based on a number of factors including transmission rate and the number of interactions between infected people with others. According to most published reports, the disease is easily transmissible. Since there isn't a vaccine available, we're left with trying to reduce the transmission rate by washing our hands, disinfecting surfaces and using social distancing to try to avoid breathing in the droplets infected with the virus that people with covid-19 expel when they cough or sneeze. We also try to limit interactions that impact transmission by putting infected people in quarantine and by avoiding large gatherings of people where there's more likelihood of coming into contact with an infected person. All that these measures can do is to slow the progression of the epidemic. It could be that it's seasonally affected and would start to diminish with warmer and more humid summer weather, but that's not known at this time. Otherwise, it won't start to recede until there are enough people who have had the disease and recovered so that the pool of people who have never had the disease is diminished. That's months away. In a month, this thing is almost certain to still be expanding at a rate of doubling every 2-3 days.
In all seriousness, while it sucks for us to lose the entertainment - lot of people like HCP are the ones who really get hurt by this. For your sake, I hope this is limited to 30 days.
I honestly believe playoffs won't even happen. This is done.
Really, Rasta? I didn't know that. I went to U of M from 1991 to 1995. Were you there then? What do you do there?
Thanks man. Tough part is, I have no work lined up until May at the earliest, because any other clients I work for know not to even contact me til the season is over. This summer unfortunately my main clients I’d work are all in jeopardy....... Track and Field Olympic trials / NBA Summer League and the Olympics. As of this moment, I have no work until Seahawks preseason. The wife is freaking out, as am I. Does S2 have some sort of GoFundMe program I can sign up for!?!?!?
Sorry to hear that, better times will come again. Keep your head up
sorry to hear you're a victim of the wild circumstances of this virus. Unfortunately, there will likely be millions more impacted. The layoffs are already happening across just about every industry....except for health care
I wish I could say something to cheer you up. All I have is some bad joke like 'lucky you didn't give Gobert a tour of the control room in the last week'.
I can't remember....are you an employee or a contractor?
My heart goes out to you and I'll keep you in my prayers. I miss it when you aren't around. I like your insights and thoughts. With so many athletic events shutting down, makes your opportunities for work become even more scarce. Sorry to hear.
Only if there is probing
Thanks for the kind words sir.
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