In an interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Rohan Nadkarni, Allen said the constant practices and appearances eventually burned out Heat players during the 2013-14 season.
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— Rohan Nadkarni (@RohanNadkarni) November 9, 2017
“With a team as old as we were, and with as much basketball as we’d played, we were still doing a million appearances, we still were having all the practices, and doing all the things that typically wear you down by the end of the year.
“Just being on your feet so much. The team didn’t learn how to manage our bodies better. When your players have played in June the last three or four years, by this time you have to figure out how get people off their feet.
“We don’t need to have a practice. We don’t need to have a shootaround. We just have to be mental. From those aspects, you wear yourself down long term.”