Originally Posted by Manwiththeplan
This has been a long time coming. Pop takes bigger liberties in this manor than most other coaches and you really can't have this occur in this blatant of a way.
How do you think a random fan who saved up to take his son to his first Spurs game, only to find out every player his son knows was sent home feels?
Injuries are one thing, the end of the season is another and 1 guy is another thing, but 4 out of 5 guys is an insult to paying fans and I don't see how anyone can say otherwise.
And at the end of the day, it was a fine. Not a loss of draft picks, not a loss of cap space, but a fine. So why anyone would get upset is beyond me.
I would easily counter that Stern has done NOTHING but sit idly by while teams sell out wholesale to rest their entire starting bench to lose games, or throw wild rotations to lose games to improve their chances in the lottery.
It's been pretty laughable for years now, and Simmons on ESPN makes fun of it almost every season to watch teams tank on purpose.
Furthermore, Stern's heavy-handed involvement last season with the Lakers/New Orleans trade debacle reeks. Unbelievable really, and it would take a fleet of tanker trucks to transport the gall that Stern exhibits in his hypocrisy.