Can the NBA work without stadiums?

If so, the league’s billionaires just lost immense leverage.

BY HENRY ABBOTT

Adam Silver says the league’s revenues are “effectively zero.” The way NBA economics work, players—even players like Chris Paul, who is due to make more than $40 million next season—have to be nervous.

Even without a pandemic, NBA players are paid in a sort of confusing way. You can google any player’s income—but they are not guaranteed th…

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