Thanks to "The Decision" of LeBron James, Miami Heat season tickets are sold out. That means the team doesn't really need the people whose job it is to sell the tickets. The Heat fired its ticket sales staff Friday, cutting an estimated 30 positions.
"Now that the supply for season tickets has been exhausted, we no longer
require a season ticket sales team," said the Heat in a statement
issued Friday afternoon.
"Hey, thanks for tirelessly pushing our season tickets while we sucked. Now that everyone is jacking off to our logo and offering their significant others into indentured servitude in exchange for tickets… you guys can hit the bricks."
LeBron James and Chris Bosh should find positions for these people. You've got almost 3 dozen people who were probably living paycheck-to-paycheck that are suddenly collecting unemployment… all because these two guys came to town for a combined $30 million or so per year.
Wade can chip in a little too. If they all combined to provide $2 million… all 30 of these people would get around $60,000. Even if they gave them the cash just as a severance… the goodwill generated by the move would help repair some of the damage done by the way LeBron and Bosh left town.
What the hell? Why not? These guys have the cash and their arrival is directly responsible for these people losing their jobs. Why not give something to hard working 9-to-5'ers when you're a young megastar about to get a total of $100 million dollars and that contract is the reason why they're out of work?
I don't know…. I'd feel bad for them.