NBA Might Pay Winning Players $1 Million Bonus For Potential Midseason Tournament

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The NBA is considering a very large financial incentive for a potential midseason tournament.

According to ESPN, the league is considering giving every player on the winning team a $1 million bonus. Another idea that’s been kicked around is adding a draft pick for the winning squad. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)


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I like the idea of a $1 million bonus a lot more than an extra draft pick. Team leadership might prefer the draft pick, but players won’t really give a damn about it.

However, getting an extra $1 million for winning a couple games is something teams will absolutely care about.


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Do you know what pro athletes love? They love money. Money and pro sports go together like peanut butter and jelly.

If you want players to give a damn about a midseason tournament, then they need to be paid at a level that’ll make them care.

We’ll see what the NBA decides to do, but the financial incentive is a lot smarter than the draft pick in my eyes. Players will care a lot more.