Load Management has been the latest buzz word(s) to hit the NBA this season and it's something that has carried over from last year. Both LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard were at the center of the "load management" debacle and this season, Kawhi continues to carry the torch. Yesterday, Kawhi was put on blast by fans and members of the media for sitting out yet another Clippers game. It was revealed he has been nursing a nagging injury but fans didn't want to hear it.
Jalen Rose spoke about this phenomenon while on Jalen & Jacoby and offered a peculiar perspective. As far as he's concerned, "load management" is a product of the media and fans' attitudes towards player success.
“What ends up happening is fans and media should take the blame for this,” Rose said. “Here’s why: You guys have shown players you don’t care about the journey, the 82-game season. You care about the destination. You dumb it down so very much that the regular season becomes irrelevant to you on how you analyze players and you only talk about how many championships you won. Players today are more skilled than ever, more smarter than ever and have more access to information than ever.”
Rose's co-host seemed to be surprised by his comments but he makes an interesting point. The regular season is becoming increasingly moot especially if you're an upper-echelon team like the Clippers. With that being said, maybe Kawhi is about to spark a league-wide trend that will move its way across every single team.
Jay-Z Sends Meek Mill A Rolex As VIP Pass: "This Rich Sh*t Getting Out Of Control"
Just in case you needed a reminder that Jay-Z hit a Billi this year.
Meek Mill‘s been rubbing shoulders with a lot of very wealthy people in recent times. As he’s soaked up game from people like Robert Kraft and Michael Rubin, he also became incredibly tight with some of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists including Jay-Z. Meek and Hov have formed not only a close personal relationship but an equally tight business relationship, too. Hov’s gifted Meek some expensive items in the past but apparently, Hov’s out here giving out Rolexes as VIP passes.
Meek took to Instagram earlier today where he shared an image of a gifted Rolex. The Rollie in question could be regarded as a gift from Jay-Z but apparently, there’s a purpose to it. Meek revealed that Hov was sending out Rolexes as VIP passes to people. He didn’t mention what the VIP passes were for but it seems likely it could be for the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala which takes place on Nov. 15th. “Hov sent these as vip passes smh this rich shit getting out of control lol,” he wrote. “I’m not joking lol.”
This isn’t the first time that Meek’s received a high-end gift from Jay-Z. Following the release of his latest project, Championships, Meek took to the ‘Gram to reveal that Jay gifted him an original Roc-A-Fella chain off of his neck.
Peep Meek Mill’s post below.
FIRST LISTEN: Brand New Flux Pavilion ID Live Streamed On Twitch
Flux Pavilion is back and better than ever!
This brand new, unreleased single from the iconic producer recently streamed on Twitch — and now it’s here to play out to your heart’s desire. Well, just a minute’s worth, but that’s enough to catch all the feels.
Unlike much of Flux’s most popular, bass heavy bangers, this new ID lingers in a vulnerable, emotional space. Bright synths, uplifting melodies, and a powerful vocal performance allow the track to take on a life of its own, caught somewhere between reality and fantasy.
Those who have heard it live have been anticipating an official release and this stream hints that day may be coming soon.
Tell me how this feels for you…
Flux Pavilion – New ID