Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/30/12
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Now that David Stern has made good on his promise to hand down "substantial sanctions" against the San Antonio Spurs, the commish forgot to announce free admission for all preseason games from now on. Figures. The league docked San Antonio a cool 250,000 on Friday for upsetting Lord Stern by sending four Spurs home Thursday night instead of suiting up at Miami. The Spurs, according to Stern, "did a disservice to the league and our fans" by not telling a soul of their vacation plans in a timely matter. Somehow the "best interests of the NBA" trumped the best interest of the Spurs. San Antonio's one visit to Miami and it being so early in the season also factored into Stern's quarter-million dollar spanking. Just remember kids, parents sometimes make mistakes, too. The league is in the wrong here. They'll just never admit it. Stars routinely don't suit during those otherwise meaningless exhibitions in October, though tickets are still at full regular-season prices. Why the doubl...
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