Joel Embiid donating $500K to coronavirus relief, money to 76ers employees
Joel Embiid is stepping up on both fronts.
This is laudable.
It also intensifies backlash toward 76ers owner Josh Harris.
Embiid – on a max contract paying more than $147 million – is rich. But that’s a fraction of the $3.9 billion Harris is reportedly worth.
Yet, Embiid is stepping up to help Harris’ employees?
I wonder how the players’ union feels about this. On one hand, Embiid is doing what he wants and – deservedly – looking good in the process. On the other hand, this effectively amounts to a giveback of collectively bargained compensation to ownership. Again, these are Harris’ employees, not Embiid’s.