Remember when the NBA considered sports gambling to be a petulance, a virus? You should remember. It was 4 months ago. NBA was of several “friends of the court” in MURPH V NCAA that filed amicus briefs opposing legalized gambling. 4 months ago the NBA was running from the virus. Now, it’s mainlining it.
The NBA acted quickly and teamed up with MGM Grand on a multi-year deal. Although the deal is with MGM, the NBA is now frankly in the betting business. When some schmuck in an MGM Grand property puts down $20 on the Cavs to win the 2018/19 part of it goes to the NBA.
Remember when Adam Silver was roasting that pig? Now he’s marrying it.