I think COVID-19 just underlines the inequities in the world that we all know exist. Baynes has millions in the bank from an 11 year career bouncing a ball, while nurses risking their lives treating COVID-19 patients probably have a few thousands in the bank, at best.
Decide for yourself who deserves kudos and your admiration - the NBA player or the 'ordinary' person. Just don't rationalise it in terms of the money they get paid or how hard you think they work(ed) to get it. Our society doesn't price things based on merit or effort, just on what the purchaser is willing and able to pay.
I'm glad Baynes didn't suffer the more damaging COVID-19 symptoms, which would have ended his career (from severe lung damage) or killed him. I'm glad his family are okay. Hope he continues to prosper and gets to play for Australia in Tokyo.
As far as COVID-19 experiences go, though, kudos and my admiration go to the healthcare workers. All day, every day.