Are NBA players taking load management too far? | The Tylt
Are NBA players taking load management too far?
It's said every year: it's doesn't matter where you start, it's where you finish. No championships are handed out in the NBA regular season and players who are smart know that saving your body for the playoffs is more important than playing in what will ultimately be a meaningless game.
As long as the NBA continues to schedule back-to-back games, no one should come after players, coaches and teams from protecting their seasons.
NBA players are so soft these games. These athletes get millions of dollars to play a game and they don't even have the respect for the fans to play every game? That's ridiculous.
People pay good money to watch stars play and sponsors pay even more on the premise that these players perform when they're healthy. Players like Kawhi Leonard are taking load management so far that fan and sponsor interest may wain. That would be awful for the league.