Resting Rumors

What is your opinion on superstar players taking rest games during the season and if you would ever do that yourself? Kobe Bryant: No, the only time I took a game off is when I couldn’t walk. The thing about taking games off is your games, your seasons in your career go by really, really, quickly. So, you want to make sure you don’t miss any of those moments. The other part about that is there are kids in the crowd and families in the crowd…. this will be the only time they get a chance to see you. They save up their hard-earned money to watch you perform. So, if you can walk and perform get there and perform.
Kyrie Irving made it clear during the Wednesday morning shootaround at the Wells Fargo Center that above all, health and rest is important right now. The Celtics guard, who has never been one to turn down an opportunity at using rest to get ready for the most important time of year, plans to miss a game or two over the last 11 games of the season. “I’m definitely taking some games off before the playoffs,” Irving said as the team prepared to face the 76ers. “Makes no sense, the emphasis on these regular games, when you’re gearing up for some battles coming in the playoffs.”
What is your opinion on superstar players taking rest games during the season and if you would ever do that yourself? Kobe Bryant: No, the only time I took a game off is when I couldn’t walk. The thing about taking games off is your games, your seasons in your career go by really, really, quickly. So, you want to make sure you don’t miss any of those moments. The other part about that is there are kids in the crowd and families in the crowd…. this will be the only time they get a chance to see you. They save up their hard-earned money to watch you perform. So, you can walk and perform get there and perform.