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Everyone has their opinions on David Stern fining the San Antonio Spurs for sending home their stars, even one of their stars. Manu Ginobili typed up a great story on explaining on CanchaLlena.com how cautious Gregg Popovich has been with him and the team and that he's done this very action before with no consequences.
Manu went to state that Pop had asked him if he wanted to sit during the trip against Washington but Manu wanted to try to play against Washington to seal a win with the rest of the superstars on the floor and rest when the other stars were going to rest.
Ginobili knows his limitations also, stating that he's 35 and his teammate Tim Duncan is 36 years old so they have to get the rest they can afford as a team. He also gives us an in depth description of his previous injury, which rightfully worried his coach during this mini travel tour. He didn't have balance or have confidence in his play up until playing the Nuggets two weeks ago.
Manu doesn't seem upset, but more disappointed at how the NBA is treating the Spurs with this schedule and action. He also wrote that the Spurs have been plagued by injuries so far, especially in the small forward position with Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson. You can bet the Spurs will still be cautious, even if the NBA doesn't agree with it.
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The San Antonio Spurs receiving the “substantial sanctions” statement
from David Stern last night seems puzzling. With just over a year
until retirement, Stern continues to lay down the law by making slightly
questionable decisions which keep adding up. The Spurs resting Tim Duncan, Tony
Parker, Manu Ginobli, and Danny Green against Miami rattled...
MIAMI (AP) -- San Antonio is playing at Miami on Thursday night without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, who were sent home by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to rest.
Duncan, Parker and Green are starters. Ginobili is the team's top reserve.
Popovich says the decision was made when he saw the schedule, and that it had nothing to do with facing the Heat. Thursday...
MIAMI Had the Miami Heat lost Thursday, perhaps David Stern would have fined them.
Or maybe somebody else would have.
Itd have been embarrassing, Heat center Chris Bosh said of possibly falling to Spurs Lite. The coaches probably would have fined us.
In a very bizarre night in the NBA, the Heat prevented it from becoming even more odd by defeating undermanned San Antonio 105...
When Gregg Popovich decided the San Antonio Spurs would send their four best players home David Stern released this statement: “I apologize to all NBA fans,” he said. “This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming.” Now the hammer has been dropped. The Spurs have been fined The post David Stern Fines San Antonio Spurs...
Everyone, including the Commissioner of the NBA David Stern, seems to be getting bent out of shape about the idea of San Antonio Spurs head coach looking out for his team come June...
Except here at the HQ...
We were listening to the very sly, sports talk radio network late last night when their overnight host was throwing "bricks" at the Spurs...
So originally, the bigger story here was the fact that the defending “champion” Miami Heat barely pulled out a win against the Washington Generals…I mean, the San Antonio bench.
But then enters David Stern.
See, Gregg Popovich is a hall of fame coach, one of the greatest ever. And he knows that, and acts accordingly. Generally never answering to anybody...
Mark Cuban has never been one to see eye-to-eye with NBA commissioner David Stern.
But when it comes to the biggest rival the Dallas Mavericks, it's safe to assume Cuban follows the old saying of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Before Saturday's game against the Detroit Piston, Cuban let it be known that he agrees with the 250,000 fine Stern leveled the...
NBA Commissioner David Stern says the San Antonio Spurs will be hit with ''substantial sanctions'' for their decision to send four regulars home before their game in Miami on Thursday night.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green were sent home by San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, who cited a desire to get them rest at the end of a long road trip...
Brandon Tierney on the Spurs resting: "Greg Popovich is paid well to position his Spurs for a title run, and keeping (mostly) old wheels fresh is part of that equation. Conversely, David Stern is...
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The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 on Friday for leaving four players home to rest before their game Thursday night in Miami against the Heat. Commissioner David Stern said in a statement that the Spurs cheated the league and the fans by not bringing Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and Tony Parker along for the finale of their six-game road trip. "The result...