Pop is the man. Screw heat fans and stern can suck it.
I'd be pissed if I was a fan who forked out several hundred dollars for tickets to this game. Even more pissed if I had to fly or drive hundreds of miles after forking out several hundred dollars for tickets.
Fans know it's a possibility and they know why he's doing it.
Trust me, if fans stopped following the Spurs .. tuning in, buying tix, etc.. they would put an end to it. Being a fan is sometimes more than just being entertained.. it's about being INVESTED in WINNING. That's the culture the Spurs have bred and I bet their fans (by a vast majority) are A OK with it.
Sterns gonna fine the Spurs for this?
The NBA should be about winning 1st, entertainment 2nd.
Pop obviously felt like this helps his team win in the long run.
Retarded that the NBA gets up in arms about this but not about the Warriors obviously tanking last year.
Shaking My Dreads.
Those poor millionaires might have to go eat caviar to make up for not seeing injured Ginobili.
Every team should be giving their best effort every single game.
I'm sure the network that paid tens of millions to broadcast the game also expected to see the best effort.
If people start expecting less than the best effort, prices start going down. Not good for the league.
I'm sure those upper bowl tickets in Miami are pretty expensive, especially for a big game like this one.