Has the NBA’s Growing Obsession with Rest Gone Too Far?

January 7th, 2016 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

LOS ANGELES — As threatening as the world around us has become, and as natural as it feels to assume protective Gregg Popovich is so smart, let's not lose sight of something fundamentally true.

Playing through pain is good.

The challenge enables you to grow as a person and grow your game. The accomplishment inspires those competing alongside you and any others watching from afar.

Alas, we are increasingly a society of softies…definitely so in the NBA today.

Stephen Curry banged his already sore shin again Tuesday night. He scored on the play but was hobbled, and what followed was a season-worst ratio of breathless tweets to actual minutes missed by injury.

Curry shook it off, stayed in despite a 13-point lead and looked as seamless as ever soon after in nailing a corner three. When he did come out, the lead was 30.

After the Golden State Warriors finished the 109-88 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Curry said he would continue to play. He acknowledged the pain but scoffed at the four weeks off he was told it would take to heal his bruise.

Very few scoff ...

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