Enes Freedom On New Load Management Rules: “These New Generational Players Are Too Soft”

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Enes Freedom thinks modern NBA players are becoming too soft due to how load management works. He recalls his generation of players who never relied on it.

Enes Freedom and his Stance Against Load Management

Pete Hegseth asks the free agent what he thinks about the new policy on load management implemented last week. This recent change has fans cheering. The change prevents fans from playing the guessing game, whether their favorite player will be playing in the game they’re attending.

“I know as a fan, when you go to a game, you don’t want to cross your fingers and say ‘Is Steph Curry playing or not?'”

Pete Hegseth

Freedom starts the conversation by sympathizing with the fans. When you’re paying thousands of dollars, it would feel horrible not to be able to see your favorite star on the court.

Imagine traveling thousands of kilometers to watch your idol and find out they’re not playing the night you bought a ticket.

“Fans are paying thousands of dollars to come and watch their favorite player. Kids are literally travelling across the country to watch their idol.”

Enes Freedom

The New Generations Are Softies?

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The big man furthers his argument by comparing the new NBA players to his own generation. He claims they haven’t heard of any load management, while almost any star player nowadays is taking days, even weeks off.

“These new generational players are becoming, I think, too soft everyday. Back in the day we have never seen or heard of the load management. But now almost every star player [are] taking days or sometimes weeks off.”

Enes Freedom

Furthermore, he throws indirect shade at many star players who use load management to rest. Apparently, you don’t have the winning mentality if you’re a player who takes advantage of this system.

“I don’t think they have a winning mentality if they are taking a load management.”

Enes Freedom

He jokes around about how players are too quick to take a break. The former Boston Celtics claims stars and players take a break even if they only get a splinter in their finger.

“They get a splinter now under their finger and they take weeks off. It’s interesting.”

Enes Freedom

To finish the excerpt, Hegseth claims this new generation differs from those of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson.

What to expect from the change

The changes are significant, especially for fans. They don’t have to play the guessing game whether their favorite player will be there or be “rested” at the last second.

Furthermore, this will make teams more active during the season. It also prevents teams from resting stars when they’ve lost playoff expectations.

However, this change could increase injuries for more injury-prone star players.

Time will only tell how the teams will handle this new change. Otherwise, they’ll have to pay fines exceeding $1,000,000.

While this issue is ongoing, the community is also enjoying the current Stephen A. Smith versus Terrell Owens drama.

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