Chris Broussard: “I’m a Kawhi Leonard fan and he deserves the title of ‘Best Player in the World’, but load management five games into the season? Is he tired?? Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Paul George are already hurt, as well as other top flight All-Stars… You just can’t have your top players saying the regular season doesn’t matter like this. If these guys can’t play 82 games, then Adam Silver needs to drop the season to 65 games. If you want 82 games worth of pay you need to put in the work. If you decide you’re not playing that day, you shouldn’t get paid.”
Rob Parker: “It’s unfair to the fans who pay money! That’s what players lose sight of. Think about if it was some kid’s birthday and his dad got him tickets to see Kawhi Leonard, his favorite player play. That’s a big deal. Michael Jordan never just took a day off. People came to see him. If someone is hurt or sick, I get it, but perfectly healthy?? This is close to consumer fraud. They should legally have to put on the tickets ‘Kawhi Leonard scheduled to play.’” (Full Audio at Bottom of Page)
Listen to Chris Broussard and Rob Parker discuss the NBA’s sweeping new craze known as ‘Load Management’ that has some of the league’s biggest stars deciding to sit out regular season games while perfectly healthy.
Modern medicine has revolutionized the way athletes perform in an era of bigger, faster, and stronger athletes, but one of the most popular health measures in professional basketball is to simply partake in abstinence.
Players like Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving are essentially telling their teams before the season that they’re only going to play in 60-65 of the team’s 82 games, and aren’t ever going to play back-to-back nights.
Chris and Rob think this is obviously a problem, considering these are some of the highest paid employees in America refusing to go to work.
Check out the audio below as Rob and Chris believe it’s not only cruel to the fans paying big money to see their favorite players, but it’s downright refusing to do their job.