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For fans of vintage NBA matchups, this year’s final between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers was a welcome treat. Whether cheering for K.G. or Kobe, some people have such a basketball jones that they want to dribble in their spare time at work. The idea sounds safe: To help employees relax and stay fit, erect a basketball stanchion with hoop on company property.

A closer look, however, reveals that this seemingly innocuous perk may need a timeout. Should a risk manager allow a basketball hoop on the premises for employees to use on breaks or in their spare time? The issue carries many risk management implications.

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