Found April 01, 2013 on No Guts, No Glory:
Back in November, David Stern got his panties in a bunch because Gregg Popovich decided to run his team the way he wants to them run. And by that we mean that he sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to San Antonio prior to their nationally televised showdown with the Miami Heat to rest.Stern decided as punishment for Popovich doing what he felt best for his team, the Spurs needed to be fined $250,000.Fast forward four months later and we get to Sunday’s game between those same two teams and this time, it’s the Heat resting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers. But unlike the Spurs, Miami’s trio were actually at the game and informed the league that James, Wade, and Chalmers were all out with “injuries”.But let’s be honest, Eric Spoelstra just decided to give his trio of players some rest. And he picked a game that, since the streak has ended, no one cared about. Just like Popovich did in a November game that really didn’t mean much in the grand sc...

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Good luck digging yourself out of this one, David Stern. On the seventh day, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers rested. That was precisely what their absences on Sunday amounted to, and not the injury-related DNPs the Heat claimed they were. Nine games remain in the regular season, making this the time when teams in comfortable playoff position begin to rest their stars...

Popovich on Heat sitting LeBron & Wade: "What kind of s--- is that?"

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George Karl hopes Popovich coaches Team USA

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Manu Ginobili Out Weeks, Could Miss The Start Of Playoffs

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Gregg Popovich says Manu Ginobli out 'weeks'

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Maloof brothers no longer Kings of Sacramento

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Miami Heat 88, San Antonio Spurs 86: Chris Bosh three sinks Spurs

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Coach Pop says Ginobili out weeks with hamstring injury

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