The Cleveland Cavaliers made noise for sitting their ‘Big Three’ during a road trip to Memphis, leading fans to complain about paying for their full ticket only to see the Cavs’ supporting cast.
The pain is real pic.twitter.com/xL97ifoSjS
— 3 Shades of Blue (@3Shadesofblue) December 15, 2016
This drew responses on Twitter, with everyone from Colin Cowherd to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban entering the fray.
Shoutout to the Memphis fans that saved money to buy tickets to see LeBron and the Big 3 play.
— Cleveland SportsTalk (@CLEsportsTalk) December 14, 2016
But Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni added to the debate today, telling reporters at practice that he believed the NBA needed to address the issue, and saying he doesn’t believe in resting players.
“I think it’s the best thing for us long-term.” -Dave Joerger on resting DeMarcus Cousins Wednesday night in Houston
— James Ham (@James_Ham) December 14, 2016
“My thought on holding people out in mass, I’m not really for it,” D’Antoni added, while also stating that he thought the NBA needed to “catch up with the science.”
MDA not about that rest. https://t.co/nAme4bfkXU
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) December 15, 2016
I’m sure it’s easy for D’Antoni to say, either way, I agree the league needs to act on this and the new CBA should be addressing these concerns.