LeBron James Has No Plans To Strategically Sit Games This Season

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LeBron James Has No Plans To Strategically Sit Games This Season 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sat Nov 9, 2019 4:45 pm

LeBron James has no plans to sit out games for load management this season.


"If I'm hurt, I don't play. If not, I'm playing," James said after Friday's win by the Los Angeles Lakers over the Miami Heat. "That's what has always been my motto."


The topic of load management has been rampant across the NBA due to Kawhi Leonard sitting out back-to-back games so far this season.


"LeBron's healthy, LeBron'll play. That's all I'll talk about," James said. "I don't talk about nobody else but me."


The Lakers have internally discussed how to find time to rest James.


"Talk to my coaches," James said. "You know how many times me and T-Lue [Tyronn Lue] got into it in Cleveland when he wanted to sit me and I wanted to play.


"I'm healthy, I play. I probably got a good 45 years to not play basketball."


 

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Post#2 » by kenwood3333 » Sat Nov 9, 2019 5:29 pm

The question should be how LeBorn plan to be strategically unhealthy this season
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Post#3 » by jason bourne » Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:44 pm

I think LeBron is calling out the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard because of their load management strategy. They sat Kawhi out against the top rated Bucks in the East and lost the game. Then they played him against the Trail Blazers who are still trying to get their team going and won that game in crunch time. LeBron also made a jab about Kawhi's manhood imho. Kawhi doesn't have chronic knee tendinitis. Several veteran players have it and play through the pain. Not Kawhi and the Clippers. I think fans want to see Clippers owner Steve Ballmer get his comeuppance as he's usually shown laughing when his Clippers are in control and likely to win the game.
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Re: LeBron James Has No Plans To Strategically Sit Games This Season 

Post#4 » by Lunartic » Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:52 pm

Sure Bron --when the season is coming to an end and you suddenly have a "minor sprain" I'll make sure to revisit these statements
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Post#5 » by WHITE_HOT_HEAT » Sat Nov 9, 2019 8:36 pm

Lunartic wrote:Sure Bron --when the season is coming to an end and you suddenly have a "minor sprain" I'll make sure to revisit these statements


Please tell me how many games LeBron has sat out when the season is coming to an end. I'll be waiting. One of the few players that has played closed to all games in every other season. An irrational comment.
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Post#6 » by Lunartic » Sat Nov 9, 2019 9:57 pm

WHITE_HOT_HEAT wrote:
Lunartic wrote:Sure Bron --when the season is coming to an end and you suddenly have a "minor sprain" I'll make sure to revisit these statements


Please tell me how many games LeBron has sat out when the season is coming to an end. I'll be waiting. One of the few players that has played closed to all games in every other season. An irrational comment.


Thanks for waiting buddy

https://www.nba.com/article/2018/04/11/lebron-james-plays-all-82-games-first-time-career

https://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/10/report-lebron-james-sit-out-cleveland-cavaliers-season-finale

The four-time MVP had never played every game in a regular season as he typically sits out games at the end of the year to rest for the playoffs.

He's sat out over 10+ games for rest at the end of seasons, that's not counting him going on a 2week vacation in the middle of the season and other "rest" days.

Such an "irrational comment" right bucko?
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Post#7 » by spree2kawhi » Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:21 pm

So though, lebron. Wow.
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Post#8 » by cheese318 » Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:00 pm

Lunartic wrote:Sure Bron --when the season is coming to an end and you suddenly have a "minor sprain" I'll make sure to revisit these statements


Sometimes meaningless games at the end of the season get off days. But if he plays 70-80 games that’s a win in today’s NBA
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Post#9 » by cheese318 » Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:03 pm

Lunartic wrote:
WHITE_HOT_HEAT wrote:
Lunartic wrote:Sure Bron --when the season is coming to an end and you suddenly have a "minor sprain" I'll make sure to revisit these statements


Please tell me how many games LeBron has sat out when the season is coming to an end. I'll be waiting. One of the few players that has played closed to all games in every other season. An irrational comment.


Thanks for waiting buddy

https://www.nba.com/article/2018/04/11/lebron-james-plays-all-82-games-first-time-career

https://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/10/report-lebron-james-sit-out-cleveland-cavaliers-season-finale

The four-time MVP had never played every game in a regular season as he typically sits out games at the end of the year to rest for the playoffs.

He's sat out over 10+ games for rest at the end of seasons, that's not counting him going on a 2week vacation in the middle of the season and other "rest" days.

Such an "irrational comment" right bucko?


I think you are dumb. Counting 10+ games over a seventeen year career acting like he loafs at the end of the season is a joke. Just admit you are reaching and move on
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Post#10 » by Lunartic » Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:53 pm

cheese318 wrote:
Lunartic wrote:
WHITE_HOT_HEAT wrote:
Please tell me how many games LeBron has sat out when the season is coming to an end. I'll be waiting. One of the few players that has played closed to all games in every other season. An irrational comment.


Thanks for waiting buddy

https://www.nba.com/article/2018/04/11/lebron-james-plays-all-82-games-first-time-career

https://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/10/report-lebron-james-sit-out-cleveland-cavaliers-season-finale

The four-time MVP had never played every game in a regular season as he typically sits out games at the end of the year to rest for the playoffs.

He's sat out over 10+ games for rest at the end of seasons, that's not counting him going on a 2week vacation in the middle of the season and other "rest" days.

Such an "irrational comment" right bucko?


I think you are dumb. Counting 10+ games over a seventeen year career acting like he loafs at the end of the season is a joke. Just admit you are reaching and move on



Read my original post.

I was poking fun at LeBron pretending like he's never missed a game for rest.

The subsequent poster got upset and claimed Bron never would do such a thing.

I provided evidence to support my claim.

I'm not "reaching" anything, I'm making a coherent and accurate post. I suggest you "move on" if this is your contribution.
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Post#11 » by WHITE_HOT_HEAT » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:07 am

Lunartic wrote:
cheese318 wrote:
Lunartic wrote:
Thanks for waiting buddy

https://www.nba.com/article/2018/04/11/lebron-james-plays-all-82-games-first-time-career

https://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/10/report-lebron-james-sit-out-cleveland-cavaliers-season-finale

The four-time MVP had never played every game in a regular season as he typically sits out games at the end of the year to rest for the playoffs.

He's sat out over 10+ games for rest at the end of seasons, that's not counting him going on a 2week vacation in the middle of the season and other "rest" days.

Such an "irrational comment" right bucko?


I think you are dumb. Counting 10+ games over a seventeen year career acting like he loafs at the end of the season is a joke. Just admit you are reaching and move on



Read my original post.

I was poking fun at LeBron pretending like he's never missed a game for rest.

The subsequent poster got upset and claimed Bron never would do such a thing.

I provided evidence to support my claim.

I'm not "reaching" anything, I'm making a coherent and accurate post. I suggest you "move on" if this is your contribution.


I didn't say he would never do anything like that. Learn to read and comprehend. My point was the same cheese318 made. You are reaching and the data highlighted simply shows how miniscule the games missed by LeBron for "Load Management/Rest" are compared to someone like Kawhi. However, you decided to double down on it. Maybe you should take your advice and move on if this is your only contribution.
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