I get load management. I'm okay with it (in small doses). Think it's perfectly acceptable at the end of the year when all the starters sit.
What I don't like is doing it for the big, national TV games. (Though NBA kind of messed up putting a team in back-to-back national TV games).
To me, it's like any job. You work for Target/Wal-Mart, you'll be working Black Friday and Christmas Eve. You work as a tax accountant. don't expect to take days off between Jan-Apr 15. If you're emergency personal, expect to work during hurricanes and blizzards. Any 9-5 where occasionally you have to work nights and weekends (big client, big case, big event, big project, etc.) So on and so forth. It's just the nature of the beast.
So national TV games are kind of like that to me, these are the days we expect you to work.
No matter the job, sometimes you get legitimately sick/injured and can't come in. But this just feels more like Kawhi taking a day off then actually being out sick/injured.
While I'm against it (for selfish fan reasons, it's not my body on the line), I kinda want some key players to take it to the next level and start taking load management days on Christmas Day, just to show how broken this process is. Why couldn't LeBron or Kawhi do that and choose to spend time with their family instead? They don't play for regular season wins.