Has Gordon Hayward been on the bench during the playoffs?
Hayward is out of town doing specific rehab for his injury.
Not sure if those who excuse Irving are younger fans who have a different set of values than what I have - and what Celtics through franchise history have had - but the team comes first and he is supposed to be the main leader of this team. That is why he said he wanted to leave Cleveland, so he could be "The Man" leading his own team. He ain't leading.
My so-called "Bias" that someone mentioned is based on specific observed behavior during this season, not because I had some opinion about the guy's personality while he was in Cleveland.
Okay. I'm 40. So is my wife, who happens to be a PT. So we'll put that young fan BS right out the door with this.
This close to surgery, the knee could swell during flight. They could put it in a cryocuff. But why risk it and delay rehab just to be at a couple games.
Smart didn't go to away games right after surgery because of the same reason, but wheres the hate on that?
This is about the long game right now. We aren't winning anything. And there is only so much cheering Irving can do at this point to help from the bench. So why risk delays in healing when he can't help much. Let the kids figure it out, take the training wheels off, and let the go. It will help next year big time. Look at Brown this playoff to last play off. Night and Day. Hopefully he comes to play after that bad game 3, that will be a big test, and a good one.
Nothing to see here, Irvings been a good Celtic so far, no reason to call him out for doing the right thing for his body.