Warriors Among Many Teams in Need of All-Star Break Breather
The NBA All-Star break cannot come soon enough and with over 50-regular season games in the books for each team, players are really starting to feel the riggers of a long and demanding season – both from a mental and physical standpoint.
“Guys are dying to get to the All-Star break,” said Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. “We’re limping to the finish line of the All-Star break. But we’ve got to fight through it to the break and then we need to get the hell away from each other and go sit on a beach and relax and then we’ll be in great shape.”
With the regular season starting earlier this year, the All-Star break was also pushed back and with the fatigue building up, these following two weeks cannot fly by quickly enough.
“It’s painful obviously that our guys are mentally fried right now,” Kerr said. “So it’s a good job to just get a win. … Our guys are tired mentally, emotionally. So we just got to fight through, get to the break and rejuvenate.”
The fact is, even the most elite of athletes fatigue and with the dog days of the season ramping up, the need to power through the next two weeks could be imperative in determining playoff positioning.
“I think every team in the NBA is looking at the All-Star break, wishing it was tomorrow,” Said Draymond Green. “It’s that time of year. You’re right there, you know it’s right there, but yet, you just can’t quite grab it. So I think everybody is looking forward to that, but you just got to win.”
Even the world’s greatest athletes need to recover.