Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

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    Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

    Shaq's problem is extraordinarily sensitive. The achilles attaches to the calf muscle. Today's reaction is related to his achilles. As a person ages, the ability of the body to take the pounding is seriously challenged. Athletes especially can't accept slowing down and believe that they can push themselves full throttle.

    But like the hamstring, the thin tendon that attaches the calf to the achilles pulls. And the only thing that can get it normal is to rest and attempt to stretch. Somebody better tell Shaq to run slowly and he better be doing a lot of stretches between sitting and playing. Doc should have never played him more than one outing until he knows that the Daddy is "right."

    Some of you Boston fans that erroneously believe that Laker fans are praying opposing players get injured are flat wrong. I want everyone healthy. Injuries are out of someone's control.

    Shaq's history has been one of injuries throughout his career and the unwillingness to stay in shape year round. His weight problems only added to his vulnerability to injury.
     
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    Re: Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

    I hear Gasol has a sore knee.

    I also hear that Kobe's movie career has made him think that shooting 30% and scoring 40 points is good for the Lakers.

     
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    Re: Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

    Anyone that disagrees with any of this is just kidding themselves.
     
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    Re: Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

    no just you
     
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    Actually Shaq came into training camp in good shape and he lost weight over the summer. He's a huge person and he's 39 years old. Those 2 issues in and of themselves makes a person injury prone.
     
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    Re: Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

    Amen
     
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    Re: Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

    Shaq was in very good shape this year. He was running the floor with confidence tonight he looked great. He was over compensation on the opposite leg and pulled a muscle. Shaq is a big guy and everyone gains 10 to 15 % when they hit there 40s it is natural. Shaq been in better shape than he has been in years. He took a beating all those years of Hack a Shaq. 25 years playing at a high level is alot on any big man. How many big guys play that many games. Kareem Parish and Shaq all I can think of.
     
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    Re: Age, Weight, & Poor Conditioning Habits Have Caught Up with Shaq

    Yes, it's true that both Gasol and Bynum suffered injuries today and that 10 players on the Laker roster are over 30 yrs old. It's also true that Kobe is playing with a seriously damaged knee (bone-on-bone) that has not much cartilage left, if any. The Lakers are vulnerable, just like all NBA teams, to injury. Some players have a higher threshold level and can function with pain and in some rare cases, injury. Compared with others, Kobe seems to have been able to perform with a variety of injuries and pain.

    Injuries and father time catches up with all of us. Athletes are no different. If a poster wants to learn more about the Achilles, there are plenty of articles on the net from objective medical practioners. By doing some general research, fans can better separate fact from fiction.

    When Garnett was injured and went through rehab, every possible excuse was provided by Celtic management with reassurances that Kevin was fine. Based on the past behavior of management, I would just maintain a healthy dose of skepticism until Shaq actually is on the court and contributing over an extended period of time.

    As for Bynum being injury prone and having a short career, if that's what in the cards, so be it. I appreciate what he's tried to provide the team and know that the odds are he won't last that long in the NBA. Some players are more durable than others. And some have been fortunate and avoided serious injuries throughout their careers.
     

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