MIAMI, Jan. 3 (AP) -- Heat forwards Antoine Walker and James Posey were deactivated for the team's game Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers because they didn't meet a team conditioning goal.
I don't blame Riley for deactivating them. The season's been in session for a few months now and if they haven't met their conditioning goal yet, something's up. Riley made these team goals for this team and if they want to play, they should abide by and accomplish those goals. Even though I'm a diehard Heat fan and I know this will hurt us a little, I feel that they both don't deserve to play if they can't meet a team rule. Besides, if they are more conditioned, they'd probably play better.
I was really surprised when i read this because no basketball player should be out of shape in the regular season, and if Riley thought that they didn't meet team conditioning goals then yes they deserve to be suspended with good reasons. They have till January 15th to meet the team goals, or they'll get more punishments.