Lawsuit Claims Spurs Cheated Fans in Resting Top Players Against Heat
San Antonio, TX
The San Antonio Spurs are being sued for not fielding their best players against the Miami Heat last Nov.29.
Coach Gregg Popovich believed it was smart to rest Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green for their fourth game in five days.
The class suit filed by Larry McGuinness in Miami-Dade County, contends the Spurs violated the state's deceptive and fair trade practices law, and that he and others "suffered economic damages" in overpaying for a ticket.
Even though players aren't guaranteed to play at any time, fans are charged more in games versus better teams.
Popovich admitted that his move was bad for the fans.
"If I was taking my 6-year-old son and daughter to the game, I would want them to see everybody," Popovich said. "And if they weren't there, I'd be disappointed."
While it's accepted that high-profile players could be unavailable at some games, McGuinness said this was different, given that all the top players were not available to play.
NBA commissioner David Stern apologized to fans and called Popovich's move "unacceptable." The NBA, which is not named as a defendant in this case, fined the team $250,000.
A Miami lawyer is taking on the San Antonio Spurs, but it will be in a different court than the Spurs are used to seeing
Miami Lawyer Sues San Antonio Spurs Over Nov. 29 Game
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