Ever see Varsity Blues? Your comments sound just like something the coach would
say. "Give him some cortisone and send him back in boys."
Athletes should never push injuries. In high school I ran track and I always
tried to run through injuries, it was rarely a good idea. I tried to run
through a knee sprain, but all I did was make the injury worse. I got to the
point where I could barely walk and it took three weeks to get over and injury
that probably should have taken three days. When you try to play through an
injury, unless minor, it can only get worse. A knee injury is never a minor
injury. An ankle injury is never a minor injury, especially in basketball. Our
team has just had an unusual string of injuries. It's just one tough break that
they need to overcome to get good position in the playoffs. I think it's great
that our players are taking their time to get healthy. Once all our players are
on the court the Jazz will be a team to reckon with in the NBA.
What's the point of winning the division if can't win the championship?I would rather the jazz get a better draft pick, rather getting another
mediocre late draft pick and then doing the same thing all over again.And by the way stockton and malone playing injured hurt the jazz in the long
run by losing many playoff games and series due to injuries.It was
horrible to watch them in playoffs, not being able to get the job done due to
Your attitude proves my point in the first post. Rather than play through minor
injuries you would settle for a 6th seed by nursing injuries on the bench. I'd
rather have a team fight through injuries and stay on top of their division.Malone, Sloan and Stockton played while hurt. This new generation of
players are soft and care only about themselves. Malone and Stock played hurt
and it set the tone for the Jazz team. They were considered the toughest team
in the league.It would be interesting to see the breakdown of age on
these posts... My guess is that the 40+ age group would play through injuries,
while the under 40 group would agree with nursing injuries on the bench.As for your remark being "all talk", I always played through injuries.
I'm paying for it now with arthritis and a knee replacement but I'd do it all
over again if I went back in time.Facts are facts, there are many
more Prima Donnas today because of the increased salaries and endorsement
opportunities. Players aren't willing to take a chance with their bodies
playing through injuries like they did in the past. Today's players are soft.
Who cares if they miss games because of small injuries in November and early
December. Deron, Booze and AK all played a lot of basketball over the summer.
All that matters is that we win the division and get a round of two of home
court advantage, which is still more likely then not. I'd rather have a fully
healthy team in the playoffs then have a bunch of nagging injuries in the
playoffs. It's better the get healthy now rather then not be ready come April.
DWill is playing hurt and it shows. His effort is appreciated. However, the last
2 nights the second team run by Price has played better. DWill is trying and
taking risks that he should not. I doubt seriously that Boozer would
be effective if he tried to play. AK frankly played hurt for the last 3 games
before he sidelined and was not very effective. He mostly hit foul shots. Both
would be out there if they could go. The whinning Prima Donnas on
this board who talk about gutting it out are all talk. Sloan said he
played Price last night instead of Knight because in practice Knight was not
playing well enough. Guys are trying to play in practice and Sloan will use them
if he can. This year is not going the way we hoped. Sooner or later
it will all come together. SA was seeded 6th last year. They did okay.
Do you really want these players out there playing hurt? That's ridiculous. LEt
them sit and get healthy and then play well instead of having a 50% team for the
entire year. Have you ever tried catching a pass with an injured finger? I have
and it was nearly a turnover every time a pass came my way. With leg injuries
you have no push or cutting ability so not only can you not get open for a shot,
you can't guard anyone. Lay off the players. They play hard when they can and
when they can't they let someone else do their best.
Try this. Miss a game and we double dock your pay for that game. Miss a
practice and we triple dock it. We are headed for the ugliest season yet.
Where is Larry Miller when you need him. Is current managment too soft?
are a couple of sissies. I'm so tired of them being hurt every year. What ever
happened to the Sloans, the Malones and Stocktons in the NBA? What happened to
the players that would play hurt to help their teams?Players now
don't care about their teams, it's all about the money and individual stats. I
look at the Jazz bench and can't help but wonder what Karl Malone would be doing
if he had AK's injury, or Boozer's injury. What would Stockton have done with
D-Will's ankle injury? I can tell you the answer, they would both PLAY.I've had season tickets to the Jazz and the Utes for years. After
tonight's game I have decided to discontinue my season tickets to the Jazz after
this season. I'll continue to watch the college game where guys give it their
all every game.Coach Sloan, quit being soft and push these sissies
off the bench and onto the floor! If you can't do that then arrange for a
prorated discount to all season ticket holders that have to watch guys sit out
with hurt fingers and kinda sore, feels like sunburned ankles!Signed: Tired of Prima Dona Sissies