Originally Posted by 20 Dimes A Game
Soccer players are not nearly as dedicated as ball players.
Ball work ethics> Soccer work ethics
Ok, let's say the Nuggets for example had a game the day after the WBC's in Asia last year and Carmelo had a bad ankle. He plays the full 40 minutes in the game[compare this to 90+], do you think he would make the flight back to the US to play a full 48[compare this to 90+ again] for his Nuggets while having said bad ankle? I highly doubt it.
Beckham played 3 full games within a span of 6 days if I'm not mistaken. That's 270+ minutes on the pitch, a flight to NY, to England, back as well on a BAD ankle.