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Irving’s missed games raise ‘load management’ allegation
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Irving’s missed games raise ‘load management’ allegation
It used to be met with suspicion when NBA players sat out regular-season games with dubious injuries. Known euphemistically as “load management,” the concept is so ingrained now it has become tongue-in-cheek and gives off an air of inmates running the asylum.
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Contracts: when NBA players play themselves
Former NBA star Latrell Sprewell two decades ago turned down a $21m contract extension, foolishly exclaiming that he “had a family to feed.” Unless he was preparing his offspring as future candidates for “My 600-Lb. Life,’’ his comment was highly misguided. Sprewell never got another offer, and despite making close to $100 million in career earnings, he allegedly fell on hard times, although it’s never quite clear if athletes in these situations go completely broke or just lose portions of their vast earnings.
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