People don't pay big money to see the scrubs play.
Come on POP its super early in the season.... ARE you scard to play the HEAT?
WHo wants to watch LeBron play a team of second stringers....thats sucks....
I mean ....couldn't HEAT the do the same just win enough games to make the playoffs, SIT WADE and JAMES 1/2 the season and then bring them out to play REAL BALL ??
Tanking to save [players this early in the season is TOTALLY WRONG..... the fans should demand their money back.
SPurs should be fined., or else they will set a presdent and soon all the decent teasm will just go though the motions to make the playoffs.
And HEAT vs Spurs is markee game , the TV ratings will fall if all the stars SIT IT OUT.
Its really not fair to the ticket holders , they expected to se Duncan and buds play.
They are enterainers FIRST ...like it or not. They are bing paid to BE on the court .... or at least be dressed and make some appearances.
But holding back players this early in the season isn't right. ..... players need to MAN up play the game.
I'm behind Stern on this one...no cheating the fans this early in the season
Ahh no they are basketball players first, not entertainers.
Secondly sitting wade lebron and bosh for a half of a season would make them rusty
Thirdly i would like to think that all the players out there play for the love of the game and the chance to win a championship, rather than just get face time on television
fourthly, where on your ticket does it say YOU WILL SEE Lebron play, YOU WILL SEE Rondo play, YOU WILL SEE blake Griffin play.
Doesnt matter if its early on in the season or not, pop did what he thought was the best for his team.
If this has set a precedent i would like to see Stern fine the Heat or Lakers hell even Boston if later in the season we purposely sat players to rest them. If not, I would be seeking a verbal apology and the money back if i were the Spurs organisation.
Stern Needs to keep his nose out of teams business. OR he should fine Portland also, its quite clear they were tanking games second half of last season by sitting their stars