Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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When Gregg Popovich decided to send his stars home to San Antonio for a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat, people knew some consequences were coming. NBA Commissioner David Stern fined the team $250,000 for not at least having their stars in the building for the event. When many thought that would've been the end of it, something new popped up. Larry McGuinness, lawyer and Miami Heat fan, wasn't too thrilled about not seeing the Spurs in full force. He didn't care that the game was an exciting game until the end and thought he didn't get his money's worth. What came after the event shocked many when McGuinness decided to sue the San Antonio Spurs for violating a Florida law. McGuinness had sought unspecified damages, contending the Spurs violated Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. (KSAT.com) He really didn't have much proof to the claims as the Spurs never advertise for the away team's fan base. They never said Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili were actually going to be there and such claims were going to be made by the Miami Heat. He wouldn't sue his favorite team of course, so decided to take his frustrations out on the away team. As of today, McGuinness has dropped his claim against the Spurs but has not replied to any attempts of being reached. McGuinness did not immediately respond to an email Friday seeking comment about dismissal of his lawsuit. This lawsuit may have scared teams into playing some of their players in either a meaningless game or sacrificing rest for the playoffs, but it seems they can breathe a sigh of relief for now. After all, the Spurs are watching out for their organization and fan base and not the other team's. What do you think Spurs fans? Was the lawsuit justified from the beginning or did this guy really not have a case against the team?
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