• Cook: NBA injury opens eyes all around

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 10, 2014
    “We still support USA Basketball and believe in the NBA’s goals of exposing our game, our teams and players worldwide. Rutherford said pro teams routinely carry insurance on their players’ contracts in the event the players are injured but added: “It covers the money you have to pay to a player, but it doesn’t cover the loss of what that player can do for his team. Nobody can make up for that.”
    • Ron Cook: NBA injury opens eyes all over

      Perhaps you saw the video of Indiana Pacers star Paul George’s gruesome leg injury. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford watched it. Forgive him if he saw Sidney Crosby’s face on George’s fallen body. Or Evgeni Malkin’s face. “We all take risks when …

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