The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics tipped off the 2010-11 NBA season last night. Today, in our 90 Day Basketball Improvement Plan I discuss playing time.
Day 63 – M.P.G.’S
Last night LeBron James played 42 minutes in the Heat’s 88-80 loss at Boston.
To me, he needed to play 48 minutes.
Yes, I said 48 minutes. The whole entire game!
That is of course, if he gets into foul trouble or gets injured he comes out of the game.
I know for a fact the 6’8″ 270 pound extraordinary athlete from Akron, Ohio did not need to get any splinters last night at the Boston Garden.
In the 4th quarter, with 9:07 to go in the game the Heat were down 65-61 (this after scoring 9 points in the entire first quarter). James was replaced by D-Wade… At the 7:23 mark, James checked back in the game with the Heat now down 9. Did he really need that rest?
I don’t care what anyone says…you stay on the floor until you can’t go; especially in a huge game like last night. (Yes, I said HUGE game)
Mateen Cleaves, formerly of Michigan State University once said, ‘leave it all on the court.”
First game of the season at the age of 25, you don’t need a rest.
During the 1961-62 season, Wilt Chamberlain played 48.5 minutes per game for a whole season; look it up. And just so you know, an NBA game is 48 minutes long. But wait, there’s more. During that entire season, Wilt only rested for 8 minutes total!
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