It is so easy to say this stuff when your a fan looking in. These are people too, with one life to live.
The years of 18-30 are the best years of your life and your telling them they can't live their life to the full?
Too many people like to say- 'they are getting paid to do something they love' and i just think that is a rubbish outsider looking in type viewpoint.
To be in the NBA today, you need to be 24/7 about your diet, your exercise. How many fat fans and finger pointers would be willing to put in the equivalent amount of time to train as these guys do?
We are not talking extremes either, he rode a bike ffs! Let em go get blind on the weekend, as long as they bring it to training and game time every time, what the hell is the issue?
If they get hurt doing something reckless, against the law perhaps, then fine em and keep it in mind for the next contract negotiation. But to put these rules on what human beings are allowed to do is terrible.
Are the female players allowed to get pregnant? What if LJ got some great news 9 months out from the WNBA finals? Gonna start writing that into contracts too?
As for having it easy as an NBA player, i reckon we could find more than a few people in the world earning millions and doing a hell of a lot less than these guys do. Politicians anyone?!
These guys are idiots at times, but so was i when i was growing up, and so were you if your honest.
Punish stupidity and recklessness, do not outlaw lifes pleasures for the sake of a sport and dollars.