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Spurs are playing the Heat tonight and he decides to sit Tony Parker, Duncan and Ginobili... I don't understand why he does this crap, I mean, I know it's because he has an old team but damn, those fans are paying a TON of money to watch these elite teams play at full strength. Why doesn't he rest them against a weaker opponent? This game is on national TV against the defending champs and he rests his big 3. I also have sour grapes because I have Parker in 1 of my Fantasy Money leagues and Ginobili in my other money league.. This really blows for a LOT of people.
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Spolestra comment on Pop... "not even worth wasting my team to comment"
Way to screw up a nationally televised game, Pop
Best coach in the league.
This is true.. But this move makes absolutely no sense.. It's wrong for the people that bought tickets, TNT that's televising this game, people who want to actually watch some of the game, people in fantasy like myself, etc...
He couldn't do this against Washington next game? It just has to be on a nationally televised game against the defending champs.. I don't see Boston doing this with Pierce, Garnett and those guys.
Because professional coaches owe it to fans to play their fantasy guys
this sucks. I was excited to watch the game tonight.
Did you not see the other reasons?
It's a bitch move to rest your guys against the defending champs. And I'm a fan of Pop. Rest them against another team, not Miami.
You know, coaches CAN be in the wrong at times. No matter how great they are. Pop invented the Hack-A-Shaq too.. Another bitch move.
Lmao. Pop is the man.
Spurs going on their 4th game in 5 nights against the defeding champs who just had 4 days off? I'd give a big f**k you to David Stern as well.
at the end of the day that's what this really is
Yeah I do like that aspect of this.. I'm butthurt right now.. I apologize.
kudos to you for owning up to it, refreshing
I'd be pissed if I was fan attending the game but other than that, Pop has earned the right to do what he wants with his team. He has the best road record in history winning something like 28 out of the last 32. Better than any other team, ever. Plus, its late November and this game doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things.
I'm a Laker fan so I am not biased in any way but Pop get my respect and the idiot who does the scheduling should get kicked in his nuts.
I agree but I wish the NBA could do something about it. I don't really blame Pop for doing it because he needs those old farts in the playoffs and not thre regular season. Still seems a bit early in the year to be pulling this BS.
I would think maybe the NBA should be able to make the Spurs organization pay money so that the fans can be somewhat recompensated for all the money they spent on what is equivalent to a garbage game now. I know they would have to make a rule but maybe they could put one in that the organization would be required to pay the money unless these players are legitimately injured.
I know it won't work but it's a thought.
Thanks... But it's true, I'm pissed because this is hurting my money league but I have a good team and it goes by average (scoring system) so I should be fine.
You know.. On second though... I think Pop did this on purpose to shove it in the leagues face for scheduling 4 games in 5 days when it's completely unnecessary. He knows this is a nationally televised game and this is his way of saying "Screw you, NBA, for pulling this crap.. I'm resting my guys to kill your ratings tonight".
I saw the ticker at the bottom of ESPN where Stern released a statement saying the Spurs would face substantial penalties for doing this. I was actually thinking...you are the moron that scheduled his old ass team to play 4 times in 5 days. He is telling you how stupid you are and you are too stupid to even understand it. Stern is a real hard and I love that Pop is giving him the finger.
Great thread. Would read again.
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Basketball is on already
This post was edited by LScootU 20 months ago
LOL at Stern. If it weren't for Bettman, he would be the worst commissioner in sports. Resting your players isn't against any rules you idiot.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has decided to send four of his top five scorers home rather than play them in tonight's game again the defending champion Miami Heat, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Soo..... If the Spurs beat the Heat in Miami while resting their 3 best players and another player, Stern will fine them?
Is this how sports are run these days? Sounds like Pop is a damn genius to me.
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