A South Florida fan has filed suit against the San Antonio Spurs alleging the team violated the state's deceptive and unfair trade practices act by sending several players home before a November game against the Miami Heat.
Larry McGuiness, a Miami attorney, filed the class-action suit Monday in Miami-Dade County. The suit's allegations stem from San Antonio's game against the Heat on Nov. 29, when Spurs stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Danny Green were sent home before the game and unavailable to play.
The lawsuit claims fans "suffered economic damages" as a result of paying a premium ticket price.
The Heat defeated the Spurs 105-100 in a nationally televised game between two of the league's marquee teams. It was San Antonio's sixth road game in nine days and the fourth of that week.
Fans and media learned of the players' absences shortly before tip-off.
McGuinness' lawsuit included a quote from San Antonio coach Greg Popovich, who has been a critic of league ...