OK...but either way he did get hurt. Let's look at a somewhat similar situation in Chicago. Luol Deng goes down with a stress fracture in his tibia. He is getting heavily criticized for being "soft" and babying his injury. Check out this article form the the Chicago Tribune: Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng was indeed injured -- chicagotribune.com So Deng can jeapordize his career ( a la Grant Hill) or he can be smart and rest and ignore the criticism. I think there are similarities to the Iverson injury here. We don't know what's going on so we speculate. And an athlete who wisely sits out an injury is always criticized and the ones that are tough like Grant Hill get praised. Sometimes it's better to be smart than tough.