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Kaman: Concussion test is stupid

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07:44 PM ET 02.05 | Chris Kaman hasn't recovered from a concussion suffered on Jan. 28. Not only does the Dallas big man still feel symptoms of his head hitting the ground during a practice more than a week ago, but Kaman doesn't understand why he can't fight through it. Kaman was critical of the NBA's concussion protocol tests, ones that he has yet to pass and will take again on Wednesday. Dallas plays the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, but Kaman might not play until Saturday's matchup against Golden State, even if he passes the tests on Wednesday. The Mavs center told the Dallas Morning News that he understands the risks and severity of concussions, but he accused the NBA protocol of overlooking his own desire to return to the court. "It's the stupidest test ever. For so many years in the NBA, they never had to do that stuff and now they come up with all that concussion protocol crap. It's not cool, but it is cool, I guess. It keeps people safe. I just try to do the right things and wait until I can pass the test."

Dallas Morning News

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February 5, 2013  07:58 PM ET

Cut him slack he said all this while concussed lol

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February 6, 2013  09:32 AM ET

The medical community knows what's best for these players so they shouldn't call it stupid. He's young and feels invincible so I can understand where he's coming from. However when he's old and can't do it anymore he'll be singing a different tune.
These rules are there for their own good.

February 6, 2013  09:33 AM ET

A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, Bro.

February 6, 2013  12:47 PM ET
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concussion test is stupid??? Imagine that??? and coming from a guy who looks like he has Downs Syndrome..

What is "Downs" syndrome? The opposite of Ups Syndrom?

 
February 6, 2013  03:34 PM ET

Settle down big feller... there be marbles are still a rattlin' up inside 'dat noggin' of 'yors.

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