During the press conference held in Las Vegas during the Summer League, Adam Silver touched on various topics.
The NBA commissioner outlined the league’s revenues over the past year and frontally attacked Kevin Durant for his trade request. Silver, however, also had harsh words toward franchises that practice the load management, that is, the choice to keep the best players at rest even when they are not injured.
The number one NBA player strongly criticized this philosophy and the impact it has on the league’s image.
I’ll be honest: there is nothing more frustrating, especially for fans, than seeing players who are not injured follow certain calendared rest schedules. And I’m referring first of all to Buford (Spurs executive, ed.), you’re the one who started this.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver on load management: “There’s nothing more frustrating also for our fans than having players, frankly, who aren’t injured following some program schedule for rest. I’m looking at [Spurs executive] R.C. [Buford], you started this all.” pic.twitter.com/AJTyHs4PX4
– Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 12, 2022