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Is it nap time for Barret and RIce?



Just a little pet peeve of mind this season.  Barret, Rice, even Wheel and Antonio...and the commentary about team or individual players fatigue.  Let me take a swig of my RedBull and continue...

  Listen, I know the N.B.A. season is long. Probably too long. I know these guys do get tired. I realize that in a course of a season a team is going to get affected by fatigue and tired legs...I accept this as reality.  But this season? It seems to me that excuse has been brought up way too often.

  I'm watching the Laker game last night. And once again as the second half starts, Mike Barret starts seeding the clouds with worried statements about how the Blazers got in late the night before, and wondering how much more The Blazers had left in the tank on the back of a back to back....

  My opinion? Just shut up about it. I'm not saying these guys don't get tired, I'm not saying they don't deserve the realities of physicallity and fatigue we all have, but I am saying they are professional athletes that in general are facing a similar season in it's entirety, as all their counterparts.

   This season, it just seems every time The Blazers have had back to backs, or a road trip, I've heard from Blazer announcers across the board about how the wheels (no pun intended) were likely to fall off, as this team was a hairs breath away from needing a collective nap. ENOUGH! enough talk about fatigue.

   I'm wondering if it isn't the announcers themselves that aren't getting tired? Maybe those guys need a break? But in anycase,  2 games left in the season, and heading into the playoffs, and hopefully next season, every time the Blazers play a back to back or go on an extended road trip, I don't want to hear about how TIRED they are..or might become....

Thank you for humoring me with my rant.

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