manlisten wrote:Forte IV wrote:manlisten wrote:
If his load management is anything like it was with Toronto, which it almost certainly is, he's going to miss more than 13 games. There were multiple times where he sat out both games of a back to back and as many as 4 consecutive games for rest.
If I remember correctly he had a couple injuries and thats why he sat out the extra games. A twisted ankle and what not. Could be wrong but regardless, the point still stands. People dont say anything about "load management" if a player misses a a non-national TV game. They only care when its nationally televised. Literally the only time it's ever an issue. Then people go about their lives and don't bring it up. It's always been like this.
The reason people care in this case is because the Clippers and Kawhi have consistently been lying about the extent of his injuries. Saying he's healthy and never felt better when he's actually more hurt than he was last year now that he also has a left knee injury. Saying his load management will be a case by case basis when his rest days have already been decided well in advance. Those are the inconsistencies they've been fined for.
This is just a new argument for some people to stay mad.
First it was that he load manages at all that people were “upset” about.
Then people were saying they were “upset” because he was faking an injury.
Then once the NBA confirmed something was wrong, people were “upset” about the league’s revenue and the little kids.
It’s just finding any reason to have outrage.
Kawhi not giving you a detailed report on his medical condition is not him lying about it. You don’t know how hurt he is vs last year and all of this is under the umbrella of tendinopathy. He was pretty straightforward about how it’s going to be monitored and they will see how it goes.
The Clippers were fined for what Doc said not anything else.
If people would take the time to look up and understand quadriceps tendinopathy, you would get why someone could feel technically healthy but not be healthy or why the amount of pain that their in would vary.
These people are human and do not solely exist for our entertainment and ESPN ratings. Kawhi having a condition that he has to manage and there not being a perfect answer should not be personally affecting people to having to attack him. Enjoy watching players play when they’re healthy.