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Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 3:44 pm
by RealGM Wiretap

The Miami Heat have banished James Johnson from their training camp as he reported out of shape based on their metrics.


The Heat said in a statement that Johnson "fell short of our conditioning requirements. Once he fulfills and maintains those requirements, he will rejoin the team."


Pat Riley banished Antoine Walker and James Posey during the 2006 preseason for conditioning issues.


Johnson is entering the third year of a four-year contract that includes a player option for 2020-21.


Erik Spoelstra praised Johnson just one day ago.


"He’s been very serious about his work this summer," Spoelstra said. "You can see it in our conditioning day. He did a great job with that. He’s a unique two-way player in his ability to guard one through five when he's healthy and facilitate and make other players better from a hybrid frontcourt position is unique. He's coming in healthy."

Via Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel


Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 3:53 pm
by Kimiko
Using the word "banish" seems so comical. He's being suspended by the team until he meets his conditions.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 4:09 pm
by AwkwardBoogaloo
Kimiko wrote:Using the word "banish" seems so comical. He's being suspended by the team until he meets his conditions.


Haha right?? When I saw the title of the thread I thought he picked up a lifetime ban for being out of shape :lol:

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 4:28 pm
by tigerae
This seems a little more than just out of shape. Otherwise why praise him just 2 days ago about his conditioning?!? Did he maybe over do it on a cheat day and gained a few pounds or could it be that he got in a fight with a teammate?

Also, I don't think the writer knows how to use the word "banish" properly, lol.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 4:35 pm
by Ridicululz
Damn banished straight to the shadow realm. :nonono:

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 4:54 pm
by coolbyme
Is he an aberrant paladin?

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 4:57 pm
by Barcs
LOL @ banished. Are we living in the middle ages or something?

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 5:06 pm
by Spud2nique
Looks like Spo is really in tune with his team. :lol:

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 5:33 pm
by Gang of Four
It says a lot about quality of the education system in the United States that people there think that "banished" is not a modern English word.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 5:35 pm
by Turbo_Zone
YE ARE BANISHED!!!!!!!

GUARDS, TAKE HIM AWAY!!

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 5:37 pm
by lonea
but it's not a suspension. if he's suspended he won't get paid

banish is the correct term here

Kimiko wrote:Using the word "banish" seems so comical. He's being suspended by the team until he meets his conditions.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:24 pm
by gpoon
Buddy was probably just High AF, just needs to sober up

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:41 pm
by Courtside
lonea wrote:but it's not a suspension. if he's suspended he won't get paid

banish is the correct term here

Kimiko wrote:Using the word "banish" seems so comical. He's being suspended by the team until he meets his conditions.


Not really. Banishment is supposed to be an official sort of punishment, and permanent. If it's not a suspension by NBA definitions - so that he isn't losing money - then using something like "dismissed from camp" or "sent home" would have been a little more suitable in this context. Excluded, withheld, ruled out... all would have worked better than banished.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:44 pm
by Lalouie
"banish"? is that like sending him out into the desert?

it's somehow just the perfect pat riley-ism

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:53 pm
by lonea
except he isn't "sent home" or "dismissed from camp"

he's still in the same facility working out, just not participating in team activities

and yes, he's being punished for being out of shape thus not allow to participate in team workout.

withheld or ruled out would have a negative connotation to it because it make it look there is tension between the two parties

so banish is the proper term here

Courtside wrote:
lonea wrote:but it's not a suspension. if he's suspended he won't get paid

banish is the correct term here

Kimiko wrote:Using the word "banish" seems so comical. He's being suspended by the team until he meets his conditions.


Not really. Banishment is supposed to be an official sort of punishment, and permanent. If it's not a suspension by NBA definitions - so that he isn't losing money - then using something like "dismissed from camp" or "sent home" would have been a little more suitable in this context. Excluded, withheld, ruled out... all would have worked better than banished.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:58 pm
by Lalouie
Courtside wrote:
lonea wrote:but it's not a suspension. if he's suspended he won't get paid

banish is the correct term here

Kimiko wrote:Using the word "banish" seems so comical. He's being suspended by the team until he meets his conditions.


Not really. Banishment is supposed to be an official sort of punishment, and permanent. If it's not a suspension by NBA definitions - so that he isn't losing money - then using something like "dismissed from camp" or "sent home" would have been a little more suitable in this context. Excluded, withheld, ruled out... all would have worked better than banished.


you just ruined the whole hilarity of it.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 7:06 pm
by The Senator
Turbo_Zone wrote:YE ARE BANISHED!!!!!!!

GUARDS, TAKE HIM AWAY!!


I got a good laugh out of this, thanks.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 7:43 pm
by Duffman100
Don't the heat have the highest standards for this? Not saying they're wrong for doing it.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 8:03 pm
by Maf
I kinda imagine it like they did it to Stan in South Park. Tie Johnson to horse or donkey and send him to the woods.

Re: Heat Banish James Johnson For Not Meeting Their Conditioning Requirements

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 8:35 pm
by tigerae
lonea wrote:except he isn't "sent home" or "dismissed from camp"

he's still in the same facility working out, just not participating in team activities

and yes, he's being punished for being out of shape thus not allow to participate in team workout.

withheld or ruled out would have a negative connotation to it because it make it look there is tension between the two parties

so banish is the proper term here

Courtside wrote:
lonea wrote:but it's not a suspension. if he's suspended he won't get paid

banish is the correct term here



Not really. Banishment is supposed to be an official sort of punishment, and permanent. If it's not a suspension by NBA definitions - so that he isn't losing money - then using something like "dismissed from camp" or "sent home" would have been a little more suitable in this context. Excluded, withheld, ruled out... all would have worked better than banished.


Banished is usually used with the intent of it being permanent and having no-entry to any team facilities.

"You have been banished from the kingdom!" That didn't mean you can still use the blacksmith and pub but not invited to kingdom events.

This is not the case. Suspended from team activities would have worked best.

Also, while yes banish is an English word, it is very rarely used in the modern age. There are a lot of words that we no longer use or that are only used in certain English speaking regions and not in others.

Plain and simple, it just sounds incorrect and funny.