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Sports Kawhi after NBA revealed knee injury: 'It was shocking'

18:55  08 november  2019
18:55  08 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Kawhi Leonard Reveals The Heartwarming Family Reason For Why He Sits Out Games (VIDEO)

  Kawhi Leonard Reveals The Heartwarming Family Reason For Why He Sits Out Games (VIDEO) Kawhi always puts his family first.Ben Golliver of the Washington Post was the first to cover Leonard's heartwarming remarks on the subject following the Clippers Thursday evening victory over the San Antonio Spurs. “I just want to be able to walk strong when I’m done playing this game. My son motivates me to keep playing. Once he gets to the age to play basketball, I want to be able to play with him still.

After the win, Leonard found himself answering questions about load management and his knee . The NBA had fined the Clippers ,000 before the game "I mean it was shocking , but it doesn't matter to me," Leonard said when asked what he thought about the NBA revealing his knee injury as a

Kawhi Leonard is sitting out Wednesday's game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks but an NBA spokesman says " Kawhi Leonard is not a healthy player under the league's resting policy, and, as such, is listed as managing a knee injury in the LA Clippers injury report.

Kawhi Leonard holding a ball© Icon Sportswire / Getty

The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements that were "inconsistent" with superstar Kawhi Leonard's health, including one head coach Doc Rivers made.

The league also released a statement detailing the reigning Finals MVP's ongoing patella tendon injury in his left knee, which Leonard wanted to keep private.

"I mean it was shocking, but it doesn't matter to me," Leonard told reporters after Thursday's win over the Portland Trail Blazers, including ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "I'm not a guy that reads the media anyway. We're going to manage it the best way we can to keep me healthy and that's the most important thing, me being healthy moving forward."

NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for statements about Leonard

  NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for statements about Leonard LOS ANGELES — The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were "inconsistent" about Kawhi Leonard's health. Leonard sat out a 129-124 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the second time he's missed the nationally televised front end of a back-to-back this season. He had 27 points and 13 rebounds in a nationally televised 107-101 win over Portland on Thursday night.© Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc"I'm disappointed. He's my coach and I'm on his side," Leonard said of the fine.

When an NBA team submits its injury report a day before a game, the NBA has independent doctors verify the players’ medical records before approving the It was not known until Thursday, however, about the exact nature of Leonard’s ailments. In its statement, the NBA revealed that Leonard has

The NBA is fining the Los Angeles Clippers ,000 for coach Doc Rivers' comments on Kawhi Leonard’s health status, the league announced Leonard sat out of Los Angeles's 129-124 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday with an injury the NBA deemed was being managed in a way that

Rivers said Leonard felt "great" prior to Wednesday's prime-time showdown against the Milwaukee Bucks, a game the All-Star sat out due to load management.

The league determined Rivers' comments contradicted its load management protocol. However, Leonard doesn't think it's right that the bench boss was punished, especially when Rivers and the organization are looking out for him.

"For me, I'm on his side, you know what I mean?" Leonard said. "I'm a Clipper, he's my coach. That's just disappointing. It feels like they want players to play if they're not ready.

"It is what it is. Like I said, I don't read into it. I got to do what makes me healthy and is going to help the team be successful and that's me being able to play basketball games for us."

Rick Zamperin: NBA sides with Kawhi Leonard, but can they continue to do so?

  Rick Zamperin: NBA sides with Kawhi Leonard, but can they continue to do so? L.A. Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard has sat out two games so far this NBA season, both of which were nationally televised contests.The phrase gained popularity when superstar Kawhi Leonard played just 60 of 82 regular-season games for the Toronto Raptors last season.

The NBA determined Kawhi Leonard is not healthy and "managing a knee injury ," therefore the Clippers can rest him without breaking league rules. " Kawhi Leonard is not a healthy player under the league's resting policy," NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Wednesday.

However, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, Los Angeles forward Kawhi Leonard, will sit out. The Clippers are following the plan that the Toronto Raptors The other time Leonard rested, the Clippers lost 110-96 to the Utah Jazz on Oct. 30 in Salt Lake City. It was one of just two Los Angeles defeats this season.

The Clippers will play 13 more back-to-back games this season, and there's no definitive plan for Leonard to avoid appearing in both contests, sources told The Athletic's Jovan Buha and Sam Amick.

A quad injury limited Leonard to just nine games in the 2017-18 campaign, and he experienced soreness in his left knee during last season's Eastern Conference finals stemming from overcompensating for his injured right quad, sources told The Athletic's Joe Vardon and Amick.

Leonard is averaging 29 points, 8.1 boards, 5.4 assists, and 2.1 steals across seven appearances for the Clippers this season.

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Rivers says Kawhi, MJ comparison was 'about body types' .
The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers $50,000 last May for violating the anti-tampering rules when he compared then-Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard to Michael Jordan. The 58-year-old blames the media for getting him in hot water with the league, and on Sunday he tried to clarify his past comments. "We were actually talking about body types," Rivers told reporters ahead of Sunday's game against the Utah Jazz. "And I said, 'There's no body type more like Michael Jordan than Kawhi.' And I actually said because of his hands and his length. ... And that took (on) a whole life.

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