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Los Angeles Clippers Fined $50,000 For Inconsistent Statements Regarding Kawhi Leonard’s Health

Kawhi Leonard Clippers Fined 50k Load Management

There are lots of people with big opinions on Kawhi Leonard’s load management.  No other big star in the league seems to have a need to sit out on big nationally televised games for “load management” not even through 10 games of the season.

Kawhi on the other hand sat out 25 percent of last year’s games,  and so far he has sat out 2 of games this season.  The NBA and many fans who bought tickets for those 2 games were likely very upset with Kawhi’s antics.

I for one understand Kawhi’s desire to miss out on some regular season games here and there considering nothing matters in the NBA until the postseason anyway,  but it is a bit ridiculous for him to be doing so this early into the season.

The NBA apparently took out their frustration on the situation by fining the Clippers organization $50,000 dollars for inconsistent statements regarding Kawhi’s health.

The following statement has been issued by the NBA:

“Following additional review of the LA Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in last night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA has confirmed that the team’s decision to sit Leonard for management of an injury was consistent with league rules.  The team has reasonably determined that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee and has been placed by the team at this time on an injury protocol for back-to-back games.

“The NBA has fined the Clippers $50,000 for statements, including by head coach Doc Rivers, that were inconsistent with Leonard’s health status.”

The NBA is apparently with the fans on this one and over Kawhi Leonard’s load management.

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