Health Rumors

“There’s an emphasis now on trying to minimize the discomfort and some of the rigors that go with an 82 games season. And that wasn’t the case 20-some odd years ago. It was a badge of honor,” he said. “You tape it up and play. Now there’s more of an awareness, a feeling of it’s in the best interest of everyone. So that mindset that thought process is very prevalent in the NBA and it may have not been that way when I first came to the NBA in 1994 so I think it does speak to the evolution and understanding the rigors – the season’s a marathon and it’s important for everyone to manage the ups and downs of the marathon.”