The topic of resting players once again came to the forefront of the NBA’s news cycle recently, after the Warriors and Cavaliers each sat healthy stars in nationally televised Saturday games in consecutive weeks. The league’s broadcast rights holders obviously weren’t happy with this turn of events, and Adam Silver stepped in, issuing a warning to team owners that there would be “significant penalties” if franchises continued the practice without giving the required amount of notice.
But while some players like LeBron James take time off to rest due to the decisions of their organizations, others (like Tristan Thompson) are ironmen for their respective teams, appearing in almost every single game.
Here’s a look at players who have appeared in at least 230 games from the beginning of the 2015 season through Sunday night’s contests. Why since 2015? Well, that’s when LeBron returned to Cleveland, and according to him, he’s the only reason the league cares about this in the first place.
Most teams have played around 236 games since LeBron arrived in Clevelend, so making this cut took some dedication to staying on the floor.