Sunday, August 1

LeBron James slams NBA in tweet tirade amid excess injuries to star players in playoffs

LeBron James is very angry at the NBA.

The Lakers star took to Twitter in an elite “I told you so” moment, criticizing the league and seemingly blaming the Association for the myriad injuries suffered by star players in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

James puts the responsibility for the injury epidemic on the league, saying the problems stem from a lack of “rest at the rim” between the end of last season and the current one.

James’s tirade in its entirety:

Everyone didn’t want to hear from me about the start of the season. He knew exactly what would happen. I just wanted to protect the well-being of the players, which is ultimately the PRODUCT AND BENEFIT of OUR GAME! These injuries are not just “PART OF THE GAME”. It is the lack of PURE RIM REST rest before starting over. 8, possibly 9 ALL-STARS have missed Playoff games (the most in league history). This is the best time of year for our league and our fans, but a lot of our favorite players are missing. It’s crazy. If there is one person who knows about the body and how it works throughout the year, it is ME! I speak for the health of all of our players and I hate to see so many injuries this time of year. Sorry fans wish they were seeing all of their favorite guys right now.

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This postseason, the talent of an All-Star team hit the shelf: Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Jamal Murray, Donovan Mitchell, Anthony Davis, Jaylen Brown and Mike Conley have wasted time on various degrees. of injuries.

Last offseason, James was very upset with the short period of time between the end of the NBA season and the start of the 2020-21 season, which was just 71 days from the last game of the Finals to the start of the next season. The players wanted more time to rest, but the league insisted that the season start around Christmas, one of the highest-rated days of the year.

Of course, 71 days of rest after a season that had been interrupted by the coronavirus and, therefore, extended, is not the best for elite athletes.

With the 2020 Olympics just around the corner and several NBA stars planning to participate, it will be interesting to see James’ response, and if more players will end up on the disabled list, next year. James has already retired from the race for this year’s Team USA.

Until then though, James just wants to let you know: he was right.

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