Transcript for LeBron James Under Fire for Taking Rest Day
Time now for our big board. Our team of insiders standing by live for more on this morning's top stories and begin with that NBA no-show. A Memphis family saving up to take their son to see the Cleveland cavaliers for his birthday and the boy loves Lebron James. The big problem, Lebron didn't show up to that game. ESPN's Bruce Bowen is joining us with more. Tell us what happened. Well, here you have a situation where a kid went to a game because he wanted to see Lebron James and the Cleveland cavaliers decided it was best for kyrie Irving, Kevin love and Lebron to take the night off. Now, this is casual in the NBA. It happens when you're competing for a championship but what I want the world to know is that Lebron James is not a hired help. He is an elite athlete and because he is an elite athlete, he has drawn a lot of admirers. Now, if the team chooses to say, you know what, we're more concerned with having him healthy through June as compared to January, then you have to respect that because it's truly about the rest. The NBA has 81 regular season games and if you go into the playoffs, go into the finals that's over 100 games played. The body, the body needs its rest at different times. But you saw one of the signs said Michael Jordan would have been here and Michael Jordan pretty much played every game of every season and a lot looking back at the history of some of these players. And you played for coach Popovich, one of the greatest coaches in the NBA and let Tim Duncan rest in his career. What do you think? Do you take issue and think it's fair for the fans? I don't take issue with it. I think it's more of a parental thing. Get on that Michael Jordan thing, Michael Strahan. When Michael Jordan, there were times when they were making those runs for the championships, he wasn't playing a lot of the fourth quarters so he was getting rest. And there were times where he understood that he would play but only limited minutes. With Gregg Popovich you talk about a man who understood what's really important. Is it important to have the best record or to be on fire during the course of the regular season and then lose in the first round? Absolutely not. He took it upon himself because he has a job and in order to do his job he needs to do things his way. His way is allowing guys to get rest during the course of the regular season so that you can have not one, not two, but five championships in this great city of San Antonio there, Michael Strahan. How do you really feel? It's kind of unclear to me right now. I tell you what, I wish football coaches would have done that. I could have got some rest. Didn't work that way with 16-game seasons. The biggest issue is you have some former players, Michael, saying these things, oh, they shouldn't do that to the fans. You know what, if you lose, you lose. And this is why I say it's a parental issue. It shouldn't be that Lebron James ruined his Christmas. What are the parents doing there. That's my issue. When I was a kid I wanted to see the Jackson 5 at astro world and my grandfather said you could sit here and sulk or ride a roller coaster. I rode a roller coaster. Jack five came into it somehow. We are going to get away from that and talk about the big freeze happening outside with temperatures dropping across the country. We're looking at the best ways to stay warm outside and ginger is outside with a special gadget that can test body temperature. Any time it's real hot or cold we Thul this baby out. This is a thermal or infrared gun. The laser kind of gives you an idea of how cold or warm it is and lined up my favorite people here at "Gma." Meteorologist max ga lumbo and has the least on and loves the cold. So when you take that off, obviously you're allowing a ton of heat -- you can see his hands and his face and head, Doug in the middle there, he's got just a regular jacket. He's looking good but his hands losing a lot and you can see on his face. My favorite, Samantha. She does not like the cold and put her bundled up and layers are that inner layer, three at least, that insulating kind of moisture wicking and insulating one and the one that will get rid of the rain or snow. Looks like you lose a lot of heat out of your nose like Rudolph the red nose jacket. Is it better to have a big jacket or is it better to go with that layering? And the layering works every time. You can see that from Doug here. He even loses some in some of his, you know, you can see around his armpit kind of obviously around his neck. Covering up and having those layers is going to help you and obviously some coats better than others. Give max back his -- Thank you, ginger. It doesn't do enough so layering under something like that is the perfect idea to stay warm. The idea of it would be always if you're unsure, layer up and you can always take it off. If you don't have it with you, you can't put it on. So obvious. An obvious thing to say but you got to do it. Bruce, you're in Texas. How do you stay warm? If it gets cold you just turn on the heat. That's all you got to do here because it doesn't get cold here. We got people turning on fireplaces at 55 degrees. Come on, people. That's not cold. I knew we'd get no nonsense
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