NBA players might be some of the greatest athletes on this planet, but they're also just as human as the rest of us. When their job, playing basketball, happens to coincide with the aftermath of New Year's Eve, well ...
Dwyane Wade experienced flu-like symptoms prior to tonight's game and was replaced in the starting lineup by Tyler Johnson.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 2, 2016
Pretty sure half of Miami is suffering from flu-like symptoms today. A real shame that NBA players caught the bug.— devin kharpertian (@uuords) January 2, 2016
Tyler Johnson just ran to the locker room. Miami flu is a five-alarm epidemic tonight.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) January 2, 2016
And it's not like we didn't see this coming.
Five NBA games tomorrow. How many "Questionable (Flu-like symptoms)" will be on the injury report?— Chris Towers (@CTowersCBS) December 31, 2015
Mavs play the Heat on New Years Day meaning they'll be in Miami on New Year's Eve. Parsons can already feel the flu-like symptoms coming on— Jonny Auping (@JonnyAuping) December 31, 2015
It's 2016. We should update flu-like symptoms to "he was lit af last night" now— Zito (@_Zeets) January 2, 2016
Since 1997, all NBA teams points per 100 possesssions on New Years Day is 101.7. All other games? 103.5. #NYDflu— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) January 2, 2016
God bless all of our courageous NBA athletes who may or may not be powering through last night's champagne. May your shooting percentages not be affected by it.