rich Paul Blasts 'Scripted' Media for Calling Anthony Davis 'harm inclined'

NBA agent rich Paul is upset with the media for giving the “harm inclined” tag to Anthony Davis, in all probability the most ceaselessly injured participant of his period and probably of all-time.

“properly, i really feel the very very first factor is, you’ve acquired to know media,” Paul instructed GQ. “and that i really feel the media has the job. a quantity of of it’s scripted, a quantity of of it’s based mostly on analytics, a quantity of of it’s based mostly on viewership. when you focus on these subjects, you see an enhance inside the viewership. And so the media, as a end result of it pertains to any participant, however [especially] advert, goes to kick you when you down.

“over the previous couple years, he’s had some actually freak circumstances. man will get pushed into his knee. after which i really feel the one earlier than that, or the yr earlier than that, was a hamstring or a groin, no matter it was. these are the issues that happen when you play the sport.

“of us act like, ‘Oh, he’s simply hoping to exit and get injured.’ Or, ‘The man don’t should play.’ It’s stupidity at instances, however that’s what comes with it. however for me, it’s always been the identical as with all man, particularly at that stage. There’s little question inside the expertise, and inside the flexibility to play the sport on the extreme stage—i really feel he’s proven that.”

This season, Davis has already missed video games ensuing from sickness, as properly as to again and calf accidents. final season, he missed time with a fever and likewise sat out with accidents to his knee, wrist, ankle and foot. Over his profession, he has injured virtually every conceivable an aspect of his physique, hurting a lot of them a quantity of instances over.

whereas Paul is true to shoot down the suggestion that Davis actually desires to sit down out, appearing like he doesn’t get injured infinitely extra usually than the widespread NBA participant is laughable.

in truth, any agent is usually going to shield their gamers. however it’s clearly means an extreme quantity of of a stretch to suggest Davis doesn’t have a drawback staying healthful, and that it’s all a bullshit narrative cooked up by the media.


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