There was some pretty upset people yesterday when Cleveland sat their big 3 of Love, Irving, and LeBron. They didn't notify the NBA till about 2 hours before the game some are reporting. ABC was very upset about this since it happened to them last week when Golden State sat 4 players for the same Saturday game.
These fans are paying big money for tickets and frankly should be upset. I would certainly be. My wife wanted to buy tickets to see the Cavs when they play the Spurs on the 27th in San Antonio, but after yesterday....I told her not to. Even a mediocre seat is somewhere between $400-$600. No way are we risking a grand or more and gas money to drive up to see these guys possibly sitting on the bench.
Gregg Popovich started all this years ago when he started resting Duncan, Parker and Ginobili. I really think the NBA needs to do something about this. These guys are making millions of dollars and they are getting paid to play, not rest. If your injured, that's fine .But this nonsense needs to stop. I don't see Harden, Westbrook or John Wall taking days off for rest. I sure as hell know MJ didn't take nights off for rest.
I think the NBA should put in a rule that a healthy player needs to play a minimum amount of minutes if healthy. Of course, that would just create fake injuries I guess, so the can get rest. Not sure what else they could do to fix this?
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nb ... /99058532/