Kawhi Leonard will not be playing against the 76ers on Saturday evening. The reason? Well, he's a bit tired. The team's announcement of the absence was a bit more suspect, though.
The Raptors announced that Leonard will not play due to 'load management' and the entire world collectively cocked their heads to the side.
Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard (load management) will not play tonight at Philadelphia.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) December 22, 2018
You couldn't just say he needed rest? That's the word for it. Short and sweet.
Now, let us all pause before the innuendos ensue. There are 82 games in the NBA's regular season. It's impossible for a star player to perform for an abundance of minutes in every single game. Basically, the season is long and hard.
I couldn't help myself.
I did it again. I'm sorry.
I'm not the only one that was appalled by the announcement.
Leonard should really take the night off to practice with himself. Nothing better to help manage your load.
Alright, I'm done.