Human at Half-Time: Why the NBA Should have Suspended Sunday’s Games

At what point are NBA players more than commodities to their employers making millions of dollars off their talents and hard work daily? Does the NBA understand the physical health required for basketball also entails maintaining players’ mental health? Will the dignity of athletes ever be respected or will we let the prospect of profit deny them their humanity?

If you were ever forced to read Franz Kafka’s La Metamorfosi (The Metamorphosis) in high school, then you probably are aware of his critique of…