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03:17 PM ET 11.30 | Count Miami Heat star LeBron James among those who thinks Gregg Popovich has the right to rest his stars in any regular-season game. "I don't think Pop was in the wrong," James said following the Heat's 105-100 victory over the Spurs' reserves on Thursday night. "It's not in the rules to tell you that you can't not send your guys here or send your guys home." TNT analyst Charles Barkley also sides with Popovich, while Chris Bosh admits that "a lot of people were disappointed" not to be able to watch the best players play.

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November 30, 2012  03:58 PM ET

lebron you guys almost lost to the San Antonio team B have, be careful...

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November 30, 2012  04:03 PM ET

the Heatles seemed they did not want to play with San Antonio second team until 3 minutes left in t 4 quarter

November 30, 2012  04:04 PM ET

San Antonio played too many games this week, but its not a excuse....

November 30, 2012  04:15 PM ET
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lebron you guys almost lost to the San Antonio team B have, be careful...

But they won so LeBron supports Pops decision. Anyway GO IRISH!!! Beat the Crimson Dawgs.

November 30, 2012  04:29 PM ET

It is time for David Stern to retire.

November 30, 2012  04:47 PM ET

again stern should blame himself for what happened, as the spurs 6 games in 9 days and 4 in the last 5 and oh yeah all on the road, while the heat, the defending NBA champions in 14 days had played a grand total of 5 games, stern shouldn't be complaining about the spurs sitting players, someone should ask him how your defending champions play 5 games in 14 days and oh yeah there last game was saturday

November 30, 2012  05:08 PM ET
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again stern should blame himself for what happened, as the spurs 6 games in 9 days and 4 in the last 5 and oh yeah all on the road, while the heat, the defending NBA champions in 14 days had played a grand total of 5 games, stern shouldn't be complaining about the spurs sitting players, someone should ask him how your defending champions play 5 games in 14 days and oh yeah there last game was saturday

Why don't you look at the Heat's games from Nov. 9 thru Nov 17, the Heat had 6 games on the road in that span....go do some research because you don't know ****!

November 30, 2012  05:11 PM ET

Then again....talking out of your *** seems to be very popular on this site

November 30, 2012  06:21 PM ET

If I am an NBA fan in S.A or an NBA player I would agree with Pop for the obvious reasons. Coach appearing to look out for his players, but if I am an NBA fan anywhere else I would agree with Stern.

The truth is Stern is right and Pop is wrong. The integrity and professionalism of the game is more important than what Pop claim he was doing.

Like Stephen A. said today. Phil didn't sit MJ. And I don't recall Pop sitting Drob in high profile games either. Lebron said he should get Christmas off, so of course he agreed with Pop.

Pros get paid to play not rest. PERIOD.

November 30, 2012  06:23 PM ET
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Then again....talking out of your *** seems to be very popular on this site

I'm shocked, I say, shocked! I mean I'm really shocked.

November 30, 2012  06:26 PM ET
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I'm shocked, I say, shocked! I mean I'm really shocked.

hehehe

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November 30, 2012  06:52 PM ET
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is lbj going to be fined for saying that?if not, then there is some serious hypocrisy occurring

The NBA is full of hypocrisy..........


From top to bottom....

November 30, 2012  07:34 PM ET

I think this goes to show Stern is more concerned about putting on a show. I was always skeptical when people rumored Stern setting up the match ups he wanted in the postseason. Now, I'm not so sure it's not true.

November 30, 2012  07:39 PM ET
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I think this goes to show Stern is more concerned about putting on a show. I was always skeptical when people rumored Stern setting up the match ups he wanted in the postseason. Now, I'm not so sure it's not true.

The NBA is fixed........

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November 30, 2012  07:55 PM ET
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of course is... I mean how else would the Celtics have 17 championships ??

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