Gregg Popovich made news and angered David Stern when he benched Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Danny Green in a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat. Stern eventually fined him, although Popovich has been known to do this somewhat regularly to keep his key players fresh for the end of the season.
Understandably, some Heat fans were disappointed that they didn’t get to see San Antonio’s top players, despite the fact that the Spurs almost won the game. Now, a certain Heat fan is so upset that he is suing the San Antonio Spurs. Seriously. Via ESPN:
The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a lawyer who is alleging the team violated the state’s deceptive and fair trade practices law.
On Monday, Larry McGuinness filed a class-action suit in Miami-Dade County, stating Spurs coach Gregg Popovich “intentionally and surreptitiously” sent their best players home without the knowledge of the league, the team and the fans attending the Nov. 29 game against the Miami Heat. McGuinness contends that he, as well as other fans, “suffered economic damages” as a result of paying a premium price for a ticket that shouldn’t cost more.
This boils down to one thing; some people are ridiculous.
The Spurs had a lead late in the game and almost beat Miami without their top players; imagine how the game would have turned out if they had actually played?
Regardless, the fans got to see a close game. And at the end of the day, Popovich needs to do what’s best for his players. No fan, or commissioner, for that matter, should be able to tell him what’s best for his team.
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