Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  35 responses

NBA Lockout Hurting the Escort Service Industry

We’ve all read the heartbreaking stories of all those people whose lives have been turned upside down by the NBA lockout — arena workers, team support staff, NBA media folk, etc. — but won’t anyone think of the escorts, for crying out loud? They’re people, too. CNBC knows that, and is on the case: “A 30 percent decline seems to be the magic number, even for Henry, who runs an escort service in New York that he says charges between $400 and $4,000 an hour, depending on the woman. Henry says he takes between 65 and 80 percent of the total cut to match the players and other high-profile fans, who are with the client an average of four hours. ‘There are replacements but they aren’t as consistent and not nearly as high paying,’ Henry said.”

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  • mytiman

    Now the escort businesses are being affected?! God darn it, end the lockout already!!!

  • Justin

    That should be the final straw for the negotiators. Get them back to the table!

  • JBoogie

    I was upset when I first heard that Delonte West who has made $13M was working at a furniture store….but now that the escorts are taking a hit from the lock out it really hits home.


    65% to 80% cut? Henry makes sports agents look benevolent.

  • exist4eva

    Henry be Pimpin. 80% Darn dude how hard does these hoes have to work to make a living working fro this cat?

  • bike

    Those ladies ought to get representation. They should stage a c#ck out.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Damn! for $4,000 an hour, them ladies must be amazing..

  • Mike From Spain

    So… some of these ladies get like $3000 for spending a few hours with an NBA player.

  • Red Star

    Anything goes when it comes to hoes cause pimping ain’t easy!

  • treetrunks

    well they don’t get $3000, they hav 2 give 60% to 80% of it to Mac Henry…damn, i gotta get into the business…

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    C’mon Slam, this is pretty lame. I know there’s no real news, but I’d rather you guys post nothing, than this garbage.

  • CubicleWorker

    2% of BRI goes directly to these hoes

  • wishuwould247


  • http://knicks.com Gametimeweezy

    Haahahaa pretty sure the brothas aren’t needing escort services plenty of groupie love for that… and Wishwould… that isn’t SLAM reporting thats ya boys over at CNBC…

  • http://sportsnickel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/silvastpierre.jpg Jukai

    Absolutely awesome comments, +1

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Shouldn’t “Henry” be in jail? I thought escort services were illegal in the states (besides Nevada, of course)???

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    @gametimeweezy – as the saying goes, dude, you don’t pay a hooker to f*ck you, you pay her to stay quiet and leave. Hence why ballers might prefer a professional over a groupie.

  • bike

    M Cho is right–heck of a lot cheaper to pay $4000.00/hour than two decades of child support to some groupie that stuck pinholes in the condom.

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    M Cho is on point, although I wouldn’t quote him verbatim.
    Look, there’s all this stigma about effing escorts and everything, but seriously what’s the difference between a prostitute who will sleep with you for direct exchange of funds, and a groupie who’s doing it for ‘indirect’ exchange of funds?

  • http://knicks.com Gametimeweezy

    ha haa true dat true dat

  • sonicfusion

    There’s no business like ho’ business.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Lets just hope politicians and businessmen never face a “lock-out” because the escort service would have to file bankruptcy then.

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-quick-guide-to-the-issues-of-the-nba-lockout/2011/10/11/gIQAon1ZbL_story.html unf*ckwitable

    This ish has gone too far.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    65 to 85 percent! Man, ain’t no business like ho business.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Also, y’all acting like an “escort” is not going to demand child support if she pops up pregnant. If you can strap up for her, you can strap up for these groupies. That’s just bad business.

  • Ryan D.

    Looka like Sir Charles is going to have to hold the fort down on this front until players and mgmt. come to an agreement.


    funny comments today guys. This makes work (n the lockout) soo much easier. Mr Henry is a certified P.I.M.P. up to 80%

  • http://nbaplaybook.com/2011/10/31/how-top-point-guards-in-the-pick-and-roll-are-defended-and-why/#more-16776 nbk

    This is solely because Marv Albert it at his summer home.

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-quick-guide-to-the-issues-of-the-nba-lockout/2011/10/11/gIQAon1ZbL_story.html unf*ckwitable

    Lets get some nba stars to host a “help-a-ho” charity game. Imagine the pre game and half time entertainment possibilities.

  • http://nbaplaybook.com/2011/10/31/how-top-point-guards-in-the-pick-and-roll-are-defended-and-why/#more-16776 nbk

    ^ lmao

  • izzo

    The players might want to get that Henry guy to run the NBPA next time.

  • Charles

    Can’t make a hoe a housewife…

  • p

    hoes gotta eat too…

  • http://le69.com/escorts/ Escorts

    @MUBWAR a certified pimp takes 100%!

  • Mr Focus

    “pretty sure the brothas aren’t needing escort services plenty of groupie love for that”

    They may not be needing escort services, but it does guarantee no one is going to pull a Faber on you, and therefor requires no superfluous Lamborghini purchases.

    A couple grand a bonk is cheap by them prices.