New York Knicks Legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier Shows Disappointment On Players Resting
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 26: NBA Star Walt Frazier attends the ‘Kareem: Minority Of One’ New York Premiere at Time Warner Center on October 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo : Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Folks, always take an old man’s word by heart because they know how it was than you skipping on the most important details.
New York Knicks legend Walt Frazier had his share of criticisms of teams and players resting and skipping games during the pivotal stage of the tournament. Interviewed by Salt Lake Tribune, the 6-foot-4 guard gave a piece of his mind about such bizarre moves.
“We didn’t have that luxury when I played. We had to play through commercials, back-to-backs, whatever they told us to do,” the 71-year old Frazier said. He also added that their dedication to the game paved way for the players currently playing but with their actions such as sitting for a game despite being perfectly healthy, it is like them biting the hand that feeds them.
The reason the league is so big today is because of the TV money, and now they are sitting out?,” added Frazier, who is now a color commentator. YardBarker also revealed that back during the Hall of Famer’s playing years, they didn’t even receive modern travel accommodations when going from one city to another for their games.
These statements about players resting in games started this season when the Golden State Warriors opted to give their All Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala a one-game off in their loss against the San Antonio Spurs despite being physically fit to play. Not to mention, they also have Kevin Durant sidelined due to hyper-extended knee.
A week after that, the Cleveland Cavaliers also had their own version of rest days being given to their own All Stars LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Irving had a sore knee that he had a game prior to their match-up against the LA Clippers while Love is still recovering from his injury that sidelined him for a month.
Earlier, SportsWorldNews reported that John Stockton, who never missed a regular season game in 16 of his 19 career seasons, shared the same sentiment as Frazier. He said that it’s not just a big blow to the league but they are also depriving the fans seeing their favorite players play.
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