Advertisement


Headlines

LeBron On Player Rest: ‘A Simple Reality of the Sport’

on

Does the NBA have a problem with featured games becoming prime-time flops when star players sit out for rest? LeBron James doesn’t think so.

A day after Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue decided to rest James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in his team’s 108-78 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on ABC, the four-time MVP scoffed at the idea that player rest is hurting the league’s appeal, and framed it as a simple reality of the sport. “I don’t think the NBA can do anything about it,” James said following the Cavs’ 125-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. “At the end of the day, it sucks at times where certain guys have to rest, but certain guys need rest.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

Make sure to follow Basketball Insiders on Twitter at @BBallInsiders.

About Basketball Insiders

Basketball Insiders

The next evolution of basketball news, information and rumors.