David Stern: NBA Commissioner Sending Wrong Message by Going After Spurs

November 30th, 2012 by Rick Weiner Leave a reply »
NBA Commissioner David Stern has finally had enough of the shenanigans going on in the NBA under his watchful eye.

No longer will teams—especially veteran ones—be permitted to give players a night off after playing four games in five nights.

For if a coach dares to try and rest multiple players at the same time, as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did prior to Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat, the full force of the all-mighty commissioner's office will be unleashed upon them:

David Stern on Spurs: "I apologize to all NBA fans...unacceptable decision...substantial sanctions will be forthcoming" cbsprt.co/SternSpurs

— CBSSports.com (@CBSSports) November 30, 2012 I understand where Stern is coming from, really I do.

San Antonio didn't just rest players, they sent arguably their four best players—Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green—back to San Antonio before the game.

Fans in Miami didn't get a chance to see any of them play, and some of them might have been disappointed by that when they arrived to the arena.

Yet they were treated to a ...

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