dhsilv2 wrote:durka wrote:dhsilv2 wrote:
KD has a team of his own medical experts as does every other top tier nba player. He made the decision based on what HIS TEAM said along with a second opinion from the team's medical specialists. Plus both sides 100% had 3rd party opinions they paid for. So no not different AT ALL.
Do you REALLY seriously not realize every player at this level has a freaking medical staff at their disposal for these issues? I mean for real? You think he didn't take the word of HIS team? This is a man who's made over a quarter BILLION dollars in his career. He has unlimited resources...and you seriously think he took the word of the team doctors alone?
I can't even imagine what kind of crazy world you're in...
Are you trying to argue that his team gave him good medical advice? Obviously the doctors he saw and the people representing KD didn't give him good advice either. Hell the Warriors organization came out and said "we **** up". Theyve already set the precedence earlier in the series of sitting a player who was of risk of injury. Not sure why it's crazy to believe that he got influenced to come back too early when he hurt himself 12 minutes in. Numerous former players have come out and said the same damn thing I'm saying right now.
And none of that has anything to do with saying agents act on the orders and interests of their clients who pay them.
So he's adult enough to make sure his agent does right by him but he can't make sure his medical team does right by him because he's not an adult? Which is it? And again it isn't like he would just take ONE paid opinion...again KD has truly as close as there is to unlimited money. He's either an idiot who can't understand what his agent is doing and is being manipulated by everyone around him or he knows how to take advice by people who are experts.
Here's an interview of Kevin Durants mother literally saying he played because the doctors decided he was able to and wouldn't have been allowed to make the desicion on his own(3:35). The Warriors are deflecting blame by calling it a collaborative desicion.
Not sure how you can't see the difference in relationships between a player and agent vs player and doctors. One is a player paying someone to maximize their earnings and act on their interests. The other is someone the player goes to for advice and treatment to maximize health. 2 completley different dynamics.