The real problem with NBA players resting


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  • Evan Rhys
    Evan Rhys  4 weeks back

    3:56 Mahomes sighting

    • Dave
      Dave  1 months back

      Awwww those poor poor players. Poor RICH MILLION EARNING players

      • Kayleigh Lehrman
        Kayleigh Lehrman  1 months back

        Hey, dont call out Joenn Beyayfann like that!

        • ErR0r 4554
          ErR0r 4554  1 months back

          Nah the 73 win warriors were a failure because they blew a 3-1 lead.

          • DukeBox
            DukeBox  2 months back

            the regular season is meaningless. they should be able to rest their stars for the whole season if they want.

            • Alex D
              Alex D  2 months back

              NHL calendar has as many games and you don't have this problem. (You do have the free-agency problem though.)

              • Canine University 101
                Canine University 101  2 months back

                The nba needs to be like 40 games

                • wanderlustwarrior
                  wanderlustwarrior  2 months back

                  Video made all the points I wanted to make. Just would like a bit more about how the league is also shifting blame off of advertisers and concentrating all its efforts and hardship on so few people. Plus, how all that time away from home literally means time away from the players' homes and families. Rest means physical rest, ability to take care of life necessities, or even just time with their own kids.

                  • TKainZero
                    TKainZero  3 months back

                    I spent a lot of money (2 weeks paycheck) to sit as close as I could to the court and watch Anthony Davis play a few years ago when he came to Orlando. He skipped the game with a minor injury.

                    I spent the next couple hours yelling for AD to go to the lakers. He gave me that goody smile as he turned back and locked eyes with me.

                    • Daniel
                      Daniel  2 months back

                      So you wasnt there for the game. Just him?

                  • BizBoy
                    BizBoy  4 months back

                    The worst thing about living in Phoenix is that teams rest their stars and still win

                    • Red Diver
                      Red Diver  4 months back

                      I understand why the coaches rest the players, but this guy’s ideology shows through when he laughably referred to the NBA as anti labor.

                      • Red Skull
                        Red Skull  4 months back

                        I dont know how the warriors won 73 games in a season with only one superstar and 2 allstars plus 3 impact players only

                        • Red Skull
                          Red Skull  4 months back

                          A serious opinion by mark jackson was the funniest unexpected joke i heard in my life

                          • CMartin6688
                            CMartin6688  4 months back

                            reduce the league season to 73 games. home and away to every team in the league PLUS another game against teams in your division. cuts it by 9 games plus adds value to division games.

                            • Laflare 1017
                              Laflare 1017  4 months back

                              The league ain’t tryna rest the stars cause that’s how they get paid and the bench players get paid by how they played in the minutes they get

                              • Anthony Kernich
                                Anthony Kernich  4 months back

                                the playoffs should be best of 5 except for the finals

                                • Mjkhh _
                                  Mjkhh _  4 months back

                                  This video completely changed my stance on this.

                                  • Oscar Barbeito
                                    Oscar Barbeito  6 months back

                                    Just ask the players if they are willing to make less money per season to play a shorter one. Then ask, the fans to pay even more at the games because the players didn't want to make less money...

                                    • Gabriel Hunt
                                      Gabriel Hunt  6 months back

                                      The NBA regular season should be at most 72 games. Maybe slightly lower.

                                      • Richard Dougherty
                                        Richard Dougherty  6 months back

                                        Back-to-backs are unnecessary and counter-productive.  They actually reduce the exposure you bring to a team.  I have worked in sports broadcasting.  We would cover the four major sports (actually, five major sports, because we did talk MLS).  If our NBA team played on a Tuesday and Thursday, on Wednesday morning we would cover Tuesday night's game.  On Thursday morning, we would preview Thursday night's game.  On Friday morning, we would talk about Thursday night's game.  In a back-to-back, you actually get less coverage, because you miss the chance to preview.  Of course, the reasons you mentioned are more important, but the NBA should be about player safety and promotion.

                                        • SRMkay
                                          SRMkay  7 months back

                                          The NBA
                                          Has Problem

                                          • Jon Pike
                                            Jon Pike  7 months back

                                            82 games with no back to back. And give a team bye week. They don't play for a week.

                                            • thatrandomvideoguy98
                                              thatrandomvideoguy98  7 months back

                                              Well here's what i think:
                                              All the sports analysts are soooo retarded. I never knew there was so many skip bayless' ruining the nba. Throwing players and coaches under the bus because of i still don't know exactly what it was they were trying to point out. There was even a guy that tried (and failed on so many levels that i now hate pro basketball even more) to claim resting players would be "a prosecutable offense." In what industry would that be breaking a law? All these former players don't know anything but "the glory days" so all they see is " main players" and "other." There's a reason the nba has more than 10 guys playing in the league, and there's a reason why lebron isn't on a team by himself. You want real solutions, stop pretending that an 82 game season is as easy to accomplish as writing your name, stop sending teams on crazy "road trip" schedules, and for the love of God, stop forcing players to kill themselves just because you're too damn lazy to fix a horrible scheduling system. It's not the players fault like every "analyst" would like us all to believe. If these are analysts, then I'm the next president of china. (Which would be the most impossible thing in the world because I'm pretty darn certain they don't have a president, I'm not from china, and even if they had a system like the us has set in place, i don't turn 35 for like another 10+ years.)

                                              • bear suo
                                                bear suo  7 months back

                                                Surprise, big league sports are corrupt. Didn't need a video for this.

                                                • Alex Krause
                                                  Alex Krause  7 months back

                                                  On what basis did they fine that one team? Resting players isn't illegal is it?

                                                  • Seann Borba
                                                    Seann Borba  7 months back

                                                    If you get mad cause your main player was resting the day you attended you aren't a real fan of your team. You just wanna Instagram that you were there

                                                    • babyfacedkayos
                                                      babyfacedkayos  7 months back

                                                      Nah chief. This ain't it.
                                                      The number one goal isn't to win, it's to entertain.
                                                      It's ENTERTAINMENT. If they aren't entertaining they are failing.

                                                      • ManLike Derek
                                                        ManLike Derek  7 months back

                                                        no different than sqaud rotation in soccer, its absolutely necessary for any team with with ambition

                                                        • TKDMIKEP
                                                          TKDMIKEP  7 months back

                                                          I understand why to rest players, but, if a game is advertised as Lebron vs such and such. And Lebron isnt playing, then that feels like false advertising from the organization. If you deliberately dilute the on field/ court product, than fans who don’t want that new product should be given some sort of refund.

                                                          • CMartin6688
                                                            CMartin6688  4 months back

                                                            and who is advertising it as such? the networks! lebron is the biggest player in the game but he's still a part of a team and as a member of said team he needs rest too! if it chaps your ass that much seek therapy!

                                                        • Sadiek Willis
                                                          Sadiek Willis  8 months back

                                                          I don’t have a problem with rest. I have a problem with not giving notice or warning and causing hard working people to wast money.

                                                          • Chris Chan
                                                            Chris Chan  8 months back

                                                            What’s the problem. It happens in football all the time.
                                                            Oh I mean FOOTball. Not “foot”ball.

                                                            • Abztraktt
                                                              Abztraktt  8 months back

                                                              Like they said, resting during home games? FINE..But a ROAD GAME? Cmon man

                                                              • CMartin6688
                                                                CMartin6688  4 months back

                                                                nah, that isn't the point. but glad you weren't listening to a thing they said.

                                                            • Abztraktt
                                                              Abztraktt  8 months back

                                                              MAN GTFOH

                                                              • Hans Sennik
                                                                Hans Sennik  8 months back

                                                                I disagree. We are all selfish individuals. If I pay tickets to see Kyrie play my Raptors 3 weeks before the game. I am expecting him to be playing that night. Objectively speaking, resting players is very smart. But at the end of the day sports is just another form of entertainment, it has no bearing on our lives and incomes so the NBA should give the people who are fueling their organization exactly what they want

                                                                • TJ Anderson
                                                                  TJ Anderson  9 months back

                                                                  Love SB nation but basketball is pretty fu#%ing gay.

                                                                  • BrazenBullXXX
                                                                    BrazenBullXXX  9 months back

                                                                    I think the NHL and NFL has it right. They play far fewer games, stars and players are expected to play unless injured or suspended, and they train in the off-season. I think the NBA can take notes from the NHL and NFL. Keep the stars in, don't overwork your players with countless games, and space games naturally to allow a healthy recovery. This isn't a player or coach problem, this a grass roots NBA one.

                                                                    • Hans Moleman
                                                                      Hans Moleman  9 months back

                                                                      s/o tom haberstroh.

                                                                      • LegitPlays
                                                                        LegitPlays  9 months back

                                                                        Wwe performers do this all the time and there job is harder...

                                                                        • Arkhaon
                                                                          Arkhaon  3 weeks back

                                                                          They don’t even have an off-season... the only chance for them to get rest is by injury recovery...

                                                                        • CMartin6688
                                                                          CMartin6688  4 months back

                                                                          no they don't, lol

                                                                      • SloppeyJoe 6D9
                                                                        SloppeyJoe 6D9  9 months back

                                                                        Shorten the season then. Nobody cares about basketball until the playoffs.

                                                                        • MoMoneyLessProblems
                                                                          MoMoneyLessProblems  9 months back

                                                                          The NBA should just cut the regular season to 66 games. That way players get more rest. And regular seasons games become more meaningful and teams will inevitably play harder because with 20 less games every game counts.

                                                                          • Michael Blum
                                                                            Michael Blum  9 months back

                                                                            Maybe they can instead put them on the bench the entire game except for a few minutes

                                                                            • xd pperfect
                                                                              xd pperfect  9 months back

                                                                              Build a superteam with 5 all star is better solution...

                                                                              • Brian Boley
                                                                                Brian Boley  9 months back

                                                                                A guy who makes 30+ million a year can't rest and sit out a game.

                                                                                He can play reduced minutes.

                                                                                The NBA has had an 82 game season for 50+ years and this is a new phenomenon....suit up and get out there fellas

                                                                                • Zoro22thegod
                                                                                  Zoro22thegod  9 months back

                                                                                  Both sides in this video have dumb arguments to begin with.
                                                                                  We are missing the real problem and no one cares about it.
                                                                                  It's so sad

                                                                                  • Adrian Arshad
                                                                                    Adrian Arshad  9 months back

                                                                                    I don't care about NBA players resting. The team isn't an individual star, it's the whole unit that performs. If you're there to watch LeBron play and only LeBron, why the Hell should the other four players be on the court at all? You're here for LeBron, right? They shouldn't be there at all. You wear the jersey with the team's name in front. It isn't "Lillard Trailblazers" or "Westbrook Thunder". If you want it that way, I propose a separate league of 1v1 competitions over 48 minutes. You're not there for anyone else, so why should they bother, right?

                                                                                    • s
                                                                                      s  9 months back

                                                                                      As a fan I want players to rest so they can focus of championships and not get injured

                                                                                      • HAx2
                                                                                        HAx2  9 months back

                                                                                        Dumb argument. People never rested before

                                                                                        • Oliver Falla
                                                                                          Oliver Falla  9 months back

                                                                                          RiP knees