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San Antonio Spurs Sued for Sitting Players

Ever pay top dollar to go to a game only to find out that the best players are being rested that night? Ever pay top dollar to go to a Broadway show only to find out that you’re seeing the understudy? One lawyer, to quote the classic film “Network” is mad as hell and he is not taking it anymore.

San Antonio Spurs Being Sued for Resting Players
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Larry McGuiness has filed a class action suit in Miami Dade County stating Spurs coach Gregg Popovich “intentionally and surreptitiously” sent players home without the knowledge of the league, the team, and the fans attending the Nov 29th game against the Miami Heat. It was before that game that Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Genobli and Danny Green back to San Antonio back to saying that he believed resting his players for their 4th game in 5 days was a smart decision.

When asked how he thought the fans felt about that, Popovich said “If I were taking my 6 year old son and daughter to the game, I would want them to see everybody and if they weren’t there, I’d be disappointed”

When you consider what a fan shells out for for tickets plus parking, food and souvenirs, disappointed doesn’t begin to describe it. If the players cannot handle playing the games, then the league should not schedule them. When you buy your ticket you have an expectation to see who you believe your paying for with the exception of physical injury. If your not going to get what you’re paying for, you should be entitled to either trade in your ticket or get your money back.

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