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2012-12-01 10:59:28 AM  
2 votes:
This only happened because the game was on TNT and supposed to showcase the league, and Stern overreacted. The guy should have retired five years ago, because he just keeps farking up and embarrassing the NBA.
2012-12-01 10:45:38 AM  
2 votes:
Can we please use this as proof David Stern has gone senile so we can throw him out on his ass? Pleeeeease?
2012-12-01 06:10:34 PM  
1 vote:

Nobody loves the Spurs. Nobody.

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/ cry moar, Nancy
2012-12-01 04:26:02 PM  
1 vote:
One of the other reasons I read that Popovich chose the Miami game to sit the starters is because the next game for the Spurs after Miami is a more important divisional game. A loss to a division rival would hurt more than a loss to a non division rival.

And Stern has no business telling coaches who they should and should not rest.
2012-12-01 04:23:16 PM  
1 vote:

JonPace: Has there ever been a scenario where two top teams played in the middle of the season and a coach just sent his best players home?

It's a pretty terrible precedent to set of 'Well, the Heat are a really good team and there's a really good chance we'll lose anyways so might as well just rest our stars.'

That's a lot of variables. I don't know if a coach has sent his best players home under all of those circumstances, but it's common practice to rest your players throughout the regular season, especially if they're older. They do it in baseball & basketball all the time. My guess is that Stern probably didn't give a shiat until TNT started breathing down his neck about ad revenue.

So you're worried about precedents. What's the precedent now? You have to run all of your DNP's through Stern before you take the court?
2012-12-01 02:42:37 PM  
1 vote:

Moleculo: ough schedule? Fine, rest one player at a time for each game. Don't rest your entire starting squad the same game, that's a big middle finger to your fans.

That's not smart. So Pop would potentially tank an entire week of games (by sitting one at a time) as opposed to one (sitting them all at once)? He chose this game because it was the last of a long streak. He also may have chosen it to troll Stern. That's how it works in my head. "Oh you want us to play the Heat after 4 games in 5 days? And they had 5 days off? National television too, I see. Well fark you, then." Pop's no dummy.

And as Fark as my witness, Stern is the worst ever if he makes a move so boneheaded it makes me take the Spurs' side. Ugh I hate them so much.
2012-12-01 02:00:45 PM  
1 vote:
david stern has lost his god damn mind. again...
2012-12-01 12:44:27 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-12-01 12:37:04 PM  
1 vote:
What the f*ck is wrong with you, Stern?
2012-12-01 11:43:39 AM  
1 vote:
David Stern is the farking worst
2012-12-01 11:02:12 AM  
1 vote:
Stern can go fark himself on a rusty spike
2012-12-01 10:53:25 AM  
1 vote:
I can't believe David Stern made the Celtics not play one of their star players. I paid good money for those tickets to see Rajon Rondo. It's not fair that I got screwed out of my money like that.
2012-12-01 10:53:10 AM  
1 vote:
Remember when David Stern said the Olympics should only be for 23 and under players? One of the reasons for that was so the aging veterans of the league wouldn't get themselves injured and tired for the season. So just in case anybody is wondering, this is really only about money, and slightly about Stern v Pop in a dick waving contest.
2012-12-01 10:48:30 AM  
1 vote:
An NBA player gets in a fight? That's a $25,000 fine.

An NBA coach makes a coaching decision? $250,000.
2012-12-01 08:48:25 AM  
1 vote:
I'm on Pop's side on this one. He's coaching to win in the post season, not the regular season. Its his team to coach the best way he sees fit.
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