“It was shocking,” admitted Leonard, appearing mildly irritated. “But it doesn’t matter to me. I’m not a guy that reads the media anyways. We’re going to manage it the best way we can and keep me healthy. The most important thing is me being healthy moving forward.”
본인은 언론반응을 신경쓰는 사람이 아니며 최대한 잘 관리하며 가장 중요하다 여기는 건강을 유지하는데 중점을 두고 있다고 말했습니다.
“For me, I’m on Doc’s side,” Leonard responded. “I’m a Clipper and he is my coach. It’s just disappointing. It feels like they want players to play if they are not ready. It is what it is. I don’t read into it. I have to do what is going to make me healthy and help the team be successful. That is me being able to play basketball games for us.”
일관성없는 인터뷰로 벌금을 물게 된 닥 감독에 대해서는 본인은 닥 감독 편이라고 밝혔습니다. 클리퍼스 소속이며 그는 본인 감독이기 때문에 이번 벌금이 실망스러웠다고 말했습니다. 이건 마치 준비돼있지 않은 선수가 뛰기를 원하는것과 같다고 봤습니다. 어쨌든 본인은 건강을 유지하며 팀의 성공을 도와야한다고 했습니다.
“No, that’s not what the doctors are prescribing right now,” Leonard said regarding his ability to play back-to-backs right now if he had to. “That’s all I can say about it. We’re going to manage it and just keep moving forward.”
한편 의사들은 본인의 백투백 경기를 반대했다고 밝혔습니다.