Saturday, August 1, 2015

Curry's Injury and History of NBA Injuries

As I frantically read the updates on the Golden State Warriors star guard, Steph Curry, there was one update that said he was okay, but he needs to undergo further testing. As I saw the franchise walk off the court last night, he looked okay. However, I can't tell you what a detriment a concussion can be for repeat head injuries that used to be termed as minor in my playing days. It can affect an entire life in a negative debilitating fashion. Sometimes former players can not pinpoint why they have certain mood swings or ailments, because we take the brain for granted. We will ask is it because it is on kinesthetic limb that may not prohibit movement?
Our Sports Philosopher staff has pinpointed the most important NBA historic comeback from injury of all time. I do recall other sports comebacks of the top of my head like; Byron Leftwich at Marshall, Curt Schilling and the bloody sock, Rajon Rando vs. the Heat, Kirk Gibson with the Dodgers, Kerri Strugg in the Olympics, and the list can go on. However, for us at SP, the most storied NBA comeback was Willis Reed for the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals.
Willis Reed had a torn muscle in his leg, and waited in the locker room as the teams warmed up. The Lakers were standing and watching as Willis Reed came running out of the tunnel. Whatever, psychological effect it had, the Knicks prevailed with a championship. Providing inspiration for players in the future to risk further damage or feats of courage and strength. Some players choose not to risk their bodies and is that wrong. Does that mean they are not true 'Warriors'?