The GIST: The show must go on...eventually. And while many athletes are self-isolating or exercising social distancing, they are continuing to workout in the event that play does resume. Most leagues have prohibited their players from practicing together, encouraging individual training, and have advised them not to leave the city in which they play or live. All in the name of health!
- The only league that seems to be preparing for a long-term halt is the NBA. The players association sent out a memo on Friday to alert players about the “doomsday” clause (yes, it’s actually called that), which would allow teams to pay their players only a percentage of their salaries in the event that the season is canceled. We’re really hoping we don’t have to see this clause enacted!