The NBA has gotten the stereotype of being a prima donna league. They have become actors, so much so, that they have begun to fine players for intentionally flopping. Recently, there has become an epidemic in resting players. This has started an uproar amongst the fans because many of them have traveled a good distance and spent a considerable amount of money to watch certain players play instead of sitting on the bench or not even showing up to the game at all.
Let’s check in with Twitter.
The NBA is mad at players for resting
...but it's a problem the league created. pic.twitter.com/udM41jr9mV
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 11, 2017
Heat Fans Mad Nets Are Resting Players But The Cavs Just Rested Lebron & Kyrie When They Played The Heat pic.twitter.com/S2oi5Lb5XK
— Gustavo Vega (@iamvega1982) April 12, 2017
All the NBA players that were resting on losing teams now got 5 months vacation. Enjoy it!! 🌴🍹🌴🍹🌴
— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) April 13, 2017
— Pete Mesa (@Petemesa16) April 13, 2017
The @nba irony is that resting players is only gonna end up really working for 2 out of 30 teams lol
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) April 13, 2017
@BrooklynNets Disgraceful!!! resting players for what? Oh to secure 1st pick going to the Celtics. Clueless organization!!!
— Victor Delgado (@victorfla8311) April 13, 2017
Heat opted not to bash Brooklyn for resting 6 players to rest for 6 months vacation. But Ron Rothstein, on broadcast, calls it "disgraceful"
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) April 13, 2017
I'll never forgive the Hawks or Nets for resting players and effectively screwing the Heat out of a playoff spot 😒
— Brian Nuñez (@brianmnunez) April 13, 2017
Update: Bucks are good (and their best players are resting)! Nobody should want to play them. Toronto, good luck
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) April 13, 2017
I've been pro resting players all year until I showed up to Cavs fan appreciation night and end up watching a D2 college game
— Ethan Large (@ethanlarge22) April 13, 2017
— ESPN Haters Unite (@ESPNHatersUnite) April 13, 2017
why are the @BrooklynNets resting players? Long offseason or something?🤔
— #HeatNation (@heatplayoffss) April 12, 2017
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) April 12, 2017
WATCH: Forget about the Nets resting players tonight...the Pacers and Bulls should be embarrassed they're even in this position 👀 pic.twitter.com/KegmortP9K
— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) April 12, 2017
Players don't tank, FOs/coaches do by trading/resting vets. Players want to win (and help their value). Why help LA draft their replacement?
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) April 6, 2017
— Nathan Page (@Gun5h00tAR_11) April 6, 2017
Not a good look to say the least. Good job NBA.