It sounds like Golden State owner Joe Lacob and the Warriors are on the verge of doing their part to help.
Chase Center -- the arena that the franchise owns and operates -- employs about 1,500 workers who are paid by the hour, and they depend on events at the new building.
“We will definitely do something, soon (to assist the workers)," Lacob told Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday via email. “We have an idea, but (we) have to make sure we can do it.”
As Ostler writes:
Later on, Lacob indicated he will have a plan in place Friday.
Lacob stressed that the team has put a high priority on that matter, but Lacob and others in the front office are frantically dealing with many issues surrounding the NBA’s sudden shutdown, announced Wednesday afternoon.
These employees currently are out of work as all Chase Center activity has been postponed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers and team president Rick Welts expressed empathy for them Wednesday afternoon.
Warriors GM Bob Myers: “We feel for the workers mostly — the low-income wage earners that count on working our games. If you’re gonna have empathy, have it for them (and) not for us.” pic.twitter.com/JmsiXLrxD0— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) March 11, 2020
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson and Detroit Pistons big man Blake Griffin are among those who have pledged to help arena workers.