NBA Head Coach – Clueless on Concussions

While traveling abroad you tend to miss a few things in American sports.  Take for example I missed all college football games and only caught snip-its of NFL action yesterday.  Even more easily missed are stories that are not “front page” news, take for example a professional basketball coach opening mouth and inserting foot;

“When you’re dealing with the brain, I guess what’s happening in football has impacted everybody,” Williams said before the game. “He got touched up a little bit last night. That happens a lot in basketball. It’s just that now they treat everybody like they have white gloves and pink drawers and it’s getting old. It’s just the way the league is now.”

“It’s a man’s game,” Williams said. “They’re treating these guys like they’re 5 years old. He desperately wanted to come, but he couldn’t make it.”

Anthony Davis was hit in the head via friendly fire as teammate Austin Rivers delivered a blow.  Actually if you look at the anecdotal evidence if the NBA players were treated like 5 year old’s he would have been right back on the court.  The NBA and the professional level is trying to set precedence for the youth to follow.

Maybe Monty Williams had a few too many hits to the head?  Perhaps Coach Williams didn’t get the memo Continue reading