This season NBA The schedule has sparked much debate, with several players criticizing the schedule after a series of injuries, even though the number of matches has been reduced.
One of the main critics is Lebron James, whose opinion is always taken into account. James worries about the well-being of the players and attributes it to the lack of rest. The Los Angeles Lakers Star also claimed, however, that she understood the commercial aspect of the season.
Still, Shaquille O’Neal I did not take with affection James‘he says, arguing that athletes still receive huge sums of money while many ordinary people have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, he argues, they have no right to complain.
“When you live in a world where 40 million people have been laid off and I make $ 200 million, you won’t get any complaints from me.” O’Neal saying. “I would play back to back to back to back to back.
“I am not criticizing what others say, but I personally do not complain or make excuses, because real people are working hard and all we have to do is train two hours a day and then play a game. Two hours per day. the night and make a lot of money … so my thought process is a little different. “
Next season, teams will have a full preseason to rest. Injuries were the worst consequence of this accumulation of matches, but hopefully next season there will be many fewer.