Michael Jordan’s Take on the NBA’s Load Management: “You’re Paid To Play 82 Games”

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Load management has been an interesting topic of discussion these past few days. So far this season, Clippers’ star Kawhi Leonard has missed a second game due to this reason. Many fans and pundits have voiced their displeasure regarding players missing games.

In a recent interview with Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford, he voiced what Michael Jordan thought regarding load management.

“Our guys aren’t used to sitting on the second game of a back-to-back.… We’re not sitting guys just to sit,” Clifford said. “For me, my background frankly, it all goes back to expectations. Being with Michael (Jordan) in Charlotte, Michael used to tell them every year, you’re paid to play 82 games.”

Considering the ferocious competitor Jordan was in his prime, it’s no surprise to find out what his take is.

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