WATCH: Mark Cuban's Plan For Dallas Mavs Staff Who Can't Work
It's been a pretty scary 24 hours for humanity. But this? This is cool.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was as shocked as the rest of us last night, when the NBA decided to suspend their season.
Mark Cuban reacts moments after the NBA season was suspended. pic.twitter.com/4g8Z7yLts6— ESPN (@espn) March 12, 2020
They caught up with Cuban a few moments after that, and it was pretty incredible to see such a rich and powerful dude as stunned as the rest of us.
But it was his post-game musings that really resonated with a lot of people. Instead of talking about what this means for sports, billionaires, or millionaires, Cuban honed in on another group of people who'll be hit hard by a shut down.
“I reached out ... to find out what it would cost to financially support people who aren’t going to be able to come to work.”— ESPN (@espn) March 12, 2020
–Mark Cuban on his plan for Mavericks employees during the NBA suspension pic.twitter.com/McOl1vHUqO
And the players are into it, too.
Absolutely! We all have fun playing and watching NBA games, but many of our hard working hourly employees and support staff depend on wages from our home games. We’re going to make sure that they’re taken care of! Even if I have to pay out of pocket to help out https://t.co/WMb3tEq5Gt— Cody Zeller (@CodyZeller) March 12, 2020
Your move, literally every other professional sports franchise.