On November 29th, the San Antonio Spurs played shorthanded against the Miami Heat and lost by five, 105-100, in what was a wholly entertaining game. Having played five road games in the span of seven days, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Danny Green, and Manu Ginobili back to San Antonio prior to their stop in Miami to rest. Popovich argued it was in the best interest of the team, but the NBA nonetheless levied a $250,000 dollar fine. For one Miami fan, that wasn’t enough of a punishment.
Miami area fan and lawyer Larry McGuinness filed a class action lawsuit against the San Antonio Spurs, claiming that he “suffered economical damages” due to Popovich “intentionally and surrepticiously” sent home star players, according to ESPN. McGuinness’s case is basically that tickets to a Spurs game cost more than tickets to a Bobcats game would — because of the star players involved and general success of the Spurs — and Popovich unfairly denied him that extra value.
“It was like going to Morton’s Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak. That’s exactly what happened here.”
Actually it’s more like going to Morton’s Steakhouse and paying $63 for a porterhouse but they ran out of porterhouse so they serve a similar cut and it’s just about the best steak you can remember having but you’re a stiff and decide to complain about not having the porterhouse. Hopefully next time you go to Morton’s Steakhouse Dwyane Wade spits in your soup.
H/T Darren Rovell at ESPN