Patrick Beverley made it clear that he does not like the Los Angeles Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George being used as posters of load management.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ new guard said it is “bullshit” to associate Leonard, George and the Clippers with load management.
“Why is it that every time they show the team they show the Clippers? On every app I’ve seen they’ve shown Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. It’s a bleep.”, Beverley said, speaking about the problem of load management in the NBA, via the Pat Bev Podcast.
Patrick Beverley on the new load management rules
“Why every time they show the team they show the Clippers? Every app I’ve seen it on they showed Kawhi and PG. That’s fucked up… They ain’t load managing. They’ve just been hurt.”
– BASKETBALL ON 𝕏 (@BasketballOnX) September 20, 2023
To be fair to Patrick Beverley and the Clippers, it is true that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are not the only ones exploiting load management. After all, it was San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich who popularized it.
In player defense, both Leonard and PG have struggled with injuries in recent years. Considering how much the Clippers need them, it makes sense to give them some rest from time to time to make sure they are in good physical condition for the postseason.
However, it is also hard to blame the fans for associating the problem with Leonard and the Clippers. The Clippers are highly loaded, and for fans who just want to see them play, it is certainly disappointing to attend games knowing that the team’s stars will not be on the court.
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