The league fired back at the Lakers superstar, saying the injury rates are actually the same from previous seasons — but Sharpe did say it does feel different this year because of the nature of the high-profile injuries.
“The NBA is a superstar-driven league,” the Hall of Fame tight end says. “The 5th guy on the bench, the 13th guy on the bench — nobody cares if he’s injured.”
“Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Joel Embiid, LeBron James, Anthony Davis — people care about those guys.”
As for LeBron’s future, Sharpe called B.S. on any sort of falloff from the King … saying straight up, “LeBron will be just fine!”
“Take a look at him next year when he has the full amount of rest time and have a full offseason to train.”