The NBA (and pretty much every other sports league worldwide) is shut down for the foreseeable future, and one of the biggest stories regarding the league right now is who if anyone is going to take care of the arena employees who can no longer work the games.
Several players and teams have already gotten out in front on this issue, pledging money to the affected workers. And now it appears that MSG is planning to do so as well.
MSG Co. workers are continuing to get paid in the short-term, a person familiar with MSG's plans said, and the company is working on what their long-term plan will be.— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) March 14, 2020
Obviously, this is the right thing to do. James Dolan has almost unlimited funds at his disposal, so he can afford this. He could also use the PR boost after two decades of alienating just about everybody on the planet.
We’ll keep you informed if any further news develops.