The crisis has even reached into luxury suites, many of which have remained dark for months – either strapped buyers walked away from their deposits or they simply decided to cut their losses and save on finger food and drinks. But while the suites are dark, not all are unoccupied. According to Brian Weathers, a league official, squatters have been found living -- quite comfortably -- in luxury suites at arenas around the country.
“We’ve found entire families living in luxury suites around the league,” said Weathers. “Some have been there, undisturbed for weeks. They stock the refrig, use the facilities, and hang their clothes out to dry. You kick them out, but they re-appear in another empty suite the next day. And they’re not just your garden variety homeless types – we’ve seen former bank managers, loan officers, financial planners and car salesmen with no where else to turn. Our official position is that luxury suites are not to be used as homeless shelters. Unofficially, we welcome the additional body count – have you been to a Clippers or Grizzlies game lately? It’s like a morgue in there…we’ll take warm bodies any way we can get them.”
Via the comments to this post at TSE.