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[ESPN] Sleep Deprivation: "It's the dirty little secret that everybody knows about"

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Deuce, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance
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    I felt sleep deprived as I was reading it. But I’ve never thought about how little sleep they get. I assumed they were just waking up around noon.
     
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    No.

    A relative of mine in the past has had to follow them on the road and said their life is a lot different than people think.

    The travel by plane and bus gets really hard physically week after week. The different hotel rooms and different beds isn't easy. They have to worry about things like bed bugs, difficulty falling asleep in a foreign place. A lot of them struggle eating properly and then while this is all going on, they have girlfriends or wives and children that are demanding things from them and it is all really overwhelming...... couple that with most the players are also trying to improve so they can get playing time, or are concerned about their next contract.

    I don't think anyone should feel bad for them, but their life in season isn't easy or stress free and the stress isn't always on the court.
     
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    NBA should get corporate housing for them.
    Sounds like a waste of money but they richer than rich
     
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    interesting article, I enjoyed it...never gave much thought to their lack of sleep before
     
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    162 game+ schedule baseball players be like :rolleyes:
     
  7. Dr of Dunk

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    This kinda made me sad for blurting out laughing today when I heard someone on SiriusXM say "then quit clubbing until morning!" :D
     
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    Billions of people around the world suffer from this too. They just aren't able to do it in 1st class.
     
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    Never understood the jam packed 82 game season, the ineptitude of roster makers - they used to have teams go on a road trip that made sense like Texas triangle - among other things. The schedule overall is improving, but still a lot needs to be done.

    The guy who suggested 82 games is seriously the dumbest, there were not even 30 teams so seeing each team 2 times should’ve been enough.

    Teams could have 2/3 games a week, 12 a month on average so after 5 months - half October- half April. I am sure this would greatly reduce the craziness of flights and such leading to more days off and sleep.
     
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    Lol what. Nobody travels as much as athletes do.
     
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    How about cut the season to 58 games, and have every game exactly 3 days apart to allow for proper sleep.
     
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    Also, let's have each team hire someone who only wipes their ass too
     
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    Them Japanese toilets would be nice tbh. Honestly wiping is gross, it’s mostly smearing **** around your ass. Our players deserve spray toilets.
     
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    Circadian disruptions? On domestic flights? Come on.

    Private jets, elite accommodations, it must be so difficult to deal with a few hours of flight and the jet lag of an entire time zone change!

    These people don't know what real work is.
     
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    82 games! 2 months of playoffs!

    MOAR GAMES!!
     
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    One thing the NBA can do is to run a chain of hotels in each of the NBA cities, with a collection of identical rooms with identical mattresses across all cities.
     
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    Green needs to take note and rest up for the playoffs!
     
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    funny, I’ve been going on 5 hrs a night a while and nobody gives two *****.
     
  19. MorningZippo

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    If we were to compare dollars made per hour of sleep lost, NBA players would, without question, be higher than every other existing profession in the world, outside of other athletes.

    You really can’t even call it sleep deprivation. Sleeping on planes and in foreign beds counts as sleep for everyone else.
     
  20. Severe Rockets Fan

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    That’s BS, you ever work in the oilfield? We are in a different room/house trailer/motel/hotel room for 180 days of the year...minimum. We work about 14-16 hours each day as well...but we don’t get first class stuff. You guys don’t know what it’s like to really work and feel sorry for these “athletes” ...pick up a pipe wrench or sludge hammer and use it for 8-9 hrs a day then come back and tell me how you feel about these whinny ass multi-millionaire and their wives/mistresses asking for stuff. Good lord...
     
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