The NBA snitch hotline is a terrible idea

While I am on vacation (actually, working on sundry scholarly projects), I am re-posting my 6/18 blog post in which I criticize Adam Silver’s “snitch hotline.” P.S.: Two cheers for Paige Spiranac!

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As you may have heard by now, the NBA recently released a 113-page manual in anticipation of the resumption of the 2019-20 season. (Check out this summary of the manual by Ben Cohen for The Wall Street Journal.) The manual contains a whole host of health and safety protocols that basketball players (and coaches, I presume) must follow when the season resumes in Orlando, Florida next month. Among other things, the NBA is setting up a “snitch hotline” to allow anyone to anonymously report a player or coach who is breaking the guidelines. So, who will be the first player to call the new NBA snitch hotline? According to my fellow Gaucho Jim Rome (both of us went to UCSB in the 80s), it will be Chris Paul–check out Rome’s “hot take” below:

Screen Shot 2020-06-18 at 12.05.00 PM Source: jimrome.com

In all seriousness, this anonymous snitch hotline is a terrible idea. Instead of building trust…

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About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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