The NBA has reduced the number of back-to-back games and stretches of 4 games in 5 nights in 2017. Players have vocally complained about fatigue and decreased quality of play when playing on consecutive nights.
One person who isn’t happy about the change is outspoken NBA-great-turned-broadcaster, and old school advocate Charles Barkley who ripped the league for the change while speaking at an event called The Athletic Forum.
Sir Charles called today’s players ‘poor babies’ for not being able to suck it up and recalled playing back-to-backs during his career while traveling commercial. He even mentioned older players that played three nights in a row after traveling by train.
Listen to Sir Charles preach, and get off his lawn!
“You know these poor babies can’t play back-to-back games.”
Charles Barkley rips the NBA changing the schedule. pic.twitter.com/7YlPIpSiTg
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) September 20, 2017