The NBA is a multi-billion league featuring a legion of teams that are worth anywhere from half a billion to $2 billion apiece, run by owners who are mostly billionaries at this point.
And they pay their cheerleaders what essentially amounts to a stipend.
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We’ve discussed this before, when the New York Post relayed that a cheerleader’s seemingly solid per-game take dissipates quickly once the hours of expected practice, the unpaid promotional work for the team on off-days, and massive personal upkeep that it takes to act as the prettiest person in the arena are factored in. To say nothing of no health insurance, for most.
Comedian and podcaster Tess Barker recently went undercover as a prospective Los Angeles Clippers dancer in a must-read column over at Jezebel. We’d like to cut and paste the entire thing into this, and here are but a few choice snippets:
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I bought fake tanner and tiny spandex shorts. I ate