Stephen Curry Reveals the True Nature of Load Management in NBA
- Stephen Curry has revealed the truth about load management in the NBA
- The Golden State Warriors star says that players don't make the decision to sit on back-to-back games
- The Warriors received criticism after they rested their best players in a recent back to back
Golden State Warriors has debunked some of the misconceptions surrounding load management in the NBA. He says most of the time, it is not the players advocating for a rest but the other way around.
The NBA has faced lots of criticism for the last few seasons for load management, where NBA players usually get a night off during back-to-back games.
The Warriors recently attracted intense criticism after they rested their best players including Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins on their trip to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With almost all teams playing back-to-back games, the best players have always played one of the games, a phenomenon that has sparked heated debates on social media.
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Curry on load management
According to NBC Sports, Curry explained some of the misconceptions about load management. LeBron James and Anthony Davis did not play at the end of the Lakers' back-to-back, raising concerns about load management again.
“I usually campaign to play every game. That’s the misconception about load management and how it goes. It’s never the player that is usually saying, ‘Hey, I want to sit."
Warriors coach Steve Kerr recently advocated for a 72-game season, which may improve the quality of the product. However, his suggestions were met with heavy resistance from fans on social media.
The issue of load management will still go on until there is a policy change from the NBA.
Reactions to Curry's comments
"When did it become a thing to not play back to backs? Dudes use to play 3 nights in a row flying commercial on game day. Salaries are going up and players are playing less? Ok.."
"I’ve been saying this for awhile now. Not every player is like Kawhi Leonard and wants to sit all the time, Curry wants to play but the staff and management keep him out. The NBA got ride of 3 games in 4 nights now get rid of back to backs."
"They are finally making real inroads… No one should be allowed to sit out, unless they are injured, or in jeopardy of making a body part worse. Get it!"
"He sounds sick."
Curry passes Wilt Chamberlain
Sports Brief earlier reported on Curry surpassing Wilt Chamberlain to become the all-time leader in field goals for the Warriors.
Curry now holds the franchise record for most points and now field goals as he continues to make history with the team that drafted him.
The 34-year-old also brought the 2022 NBA title to Chase Center, their fourth in the last eight years.
Source: Sports Brief News