The NBA has a serious problem with load management.
Decades ago, load management was a term that was not yet created.
Any player that was healthy enough to play, would play.
But, in today’s NBA that does not seem to be the case.
NBA teams are handling their star players with kid gloves and allowing them to take nights off whenever they choose.
That has been a serious issue for the NBA of late.
Fans pay a lot of money to come to the games to see the best players play.
But, that does not seem to matter to the players or the organizations.
ESPN analyst and former NBA player Kendrick Perkins has a strong opinion about this issue.
.@KendrickPerkins weighs in on players resting in the NBA:
"It's starting to get beyond disrespectful." pic.twitter.com/xpxERue7jr
— First Take (@FirstTake) February 24, 2023
Despite just finishing the all-star break, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard sat out the first game back.
There should be no reason he needs rest after just taking the past week off.
Perkins was quite animated in calling out the NBA players today.
He called the players “soft” and thinks they are being disrespectful to the fans and NBA players who came before them.
Even though load management has been a massive issue, NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not think it is a problem.
Perkins says that it’s disrespectful to the fans as they are the ones paying money not to see their favorite players play.
Ultimately, the NBA needs to wake up to the fact that load management has taken over the league.
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