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Miami Heat fans sue Spurs for resting healthy players


11:16 PM ET 01.15 | When the San Antonio Spurs ruffled some feathers at the NBA's league office by resting their healthy starters in a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat, the reaction was polarizing. Some scoffed at the move, but most of the reaction was directed at David Stern acting as through the Spurs had just beaten his kitten half to death. Stern decided that a $250,000 fine was in order, and that was the final punishment for the Spurs' "rebellious" act. But local Miami lawyer Larry McGuinness isn't satisfied with that punishment and has filed a lawsuit against the Spurs in a Miami-Dade County court. The suit basically says that Gregg Popovich cheated the paying audience out of what they thought they were paying for. Despite the fact that a rag-tag team of backups put the Miami Heat and their starters on the ropes, McGuinness is arguing that the fans in attendance that night didn't get a good game and deserve their money back.


Gregg Popovich, AP Photo/Eric Gay Gregg Popovich, AP Photo/Eric Gay
January 15, 2013  11:48 PM ET

Too funny! I can't wait for this to get tossed out of court. When it does, look for the Spurs to contest the fine by Stern. A court ruling against lawyer Larry's lawsuit could be Stern's worst nightmare.

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January 16, 2013  02:19 AM ET

People in other countries read this kind of thing and think Americans are ****. This lawyer should get the death penalty for being such a ****.

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January 16, 2013  04:41 AM ET

I hope this lawyer wins this lawsuit so I can sue all the bars I went to when I was younger for all the nights I went there with expectations of getting lucky, especially if I spent enough on drinks for myself and the ladies, but I went home by myself.

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January 16, 2013  07:48 AM ET

There may be a little too much Guinness in this lawyer.

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January 16, 2013  07:56 AM ET

That's one way to reinforce a negative stereotype.

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January 16, 2013  08:59 AM ET

the whole thing is bs...if a coach wants to rest players he has every right to

January 16, 2013  09:40 AM ET

How can a lawyer be that dumb and be so greedy? This lawyer should be disbarred if he loses. He thinks he can steal money just like that...smh

It's what lawyers do... It's in their DNA.

January 16, 2013  10:34 AM ET

LMAO @ You, Bros.

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January 16, 2013  03:51 PM ET

This. IS. So. GAI.I think I'll sue Dan Snyder for leaving RGIII in the game to long, or Sterling for drafting or trading for Bo Kimble, Darius Miles, Quentin Richardson, Keyon Dooling, Kandi man..........Hell, anyone not named Blake Griffin.

or CP3 ;)

January 16, 2013  03:58 PM ET

This is what Stern was trying to avoid by fining the Spurs. Since there is no precedence for this case, it may change the entire refund chart for NBA if this guy wins or if the NBA has to settle the case. Especially if it grows to a class action.

January 16, 2013  06:31 PM ET

Bunch of convicts on this thread!!!


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