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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:10 PM

What a joke this league has slowly, but surely become. Stern is the worst commissioner in pro sports.
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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:11 PM

If I was Popovich, I'd suit them up for the Utah/SA game on ESPN December 12th...and then play the big three just one minute into the first quarter, call a timeout, then sit them the rest of the way.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:11 PM

If I was Popovich, I'd suit them up for the Utah/SA game on ESPN December 12th...and then play the big three just one minute into the first quarter, call a timeout, then sit them the rest of the way.

Stern would still probably fine them

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:20 PM

It'd be worth it though. That'd be [expletive]in' AWESOME!

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:23 PM

Failing to alert the Heat and the media? Almost as good as Basketball reasons.

Nevermind... nothing beats that. :laughing:
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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:26 PM

If I was Popovich, I'd suit them up for the Utah/SA game on ESPN December 12th...and then play the big three just one minute into the first quarter, call a timeout, then sit them the rest of the way.


Or they could intentionally foul one of the players and then sit the Big Three for the rest of the game. It would only take for few seconds to do that.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:27 PM

If I was Popovich, I'd suit them up for the Utah/SA game on ESPN December 12th...and then play the big three just one minute into the first quarter, call a timeout, then sit them the rest of the way.


Holy crap I am flat out praying for this
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Posted November 30, 2012 - 04:50 PM

[expletive] you stern. Just shows how much of a tyrant he is. He should have to show the exact rule that he broke to get this fine.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 05:05 PM

If I was Popovich, I'd suit them up for the Utah/SA game on ESPN December 12th...and then play the big three just one minute into the first quarter, call a timeout, then sit them the rest of the way.


That reminded me of the first game a few years ago where Pop went straight to the hack a Shaq, just to [expletive] with people.

He will definitely do something to mess with Stern, publicly.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 05:24 PM

I actually agree with the fine, you don't ALL OF THE SUDDEN at the LAST MINUTE decide to rest your players, I'm all for resting your guys, but not this early in the season, and I don't buy the whole "giving them rest for Memphis" they already have a day off for that which they didn't even practice today

that just me tho

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 05:29 PM

I actually agree with the fine, you don't ALL OF THE SUDDEN at the LAST MINUTE decide to rest your players, I'm all for resting your guys, but not this early in the season, and I don't buy the whole "giving them rest for Memphis" they already have a day off for that which they didn't even practice today

that just me tho

Pop is the coach. He makes the decisions for the team and Stern should have no say in it.

Its bull[expletive]

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 05:59 PM

How we go putting the emphasis on the stars of the NBA. Yes some are noted as better than others, but this is pro sports and any player on any team is a pro. I went to a Yankees vs. Red Sox's game in August and it was like watching a AAA game, both teams sat out players. DID I complain about it no. It was a pro baseball game i enjoyed. I know as fans we pay more than we should to go to pro events, but these are the best in the world at the top level. Money is the only issue here and some people who went to the Spurs vs. Heat game feel cheated, get over it, you bought the ticket with no guarantee’s who plays and who does not..

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Stern's an idiot. I knows hes done a lot for the league but he's been an absolute [expletive] head these last few years, so stubborn and arrogant.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 07:07 PM

I actually can't believe they did it.

Like I get it but just not sure if I agree with it or not.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 07:46 PM

wow just wow

really? people paid to watch lebron, wade and bosh and they played, it was a hell of a game

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 07:47 PM

wow, wonder if pop was baiting...

IMO...makes the league look bad, between vetoing the cp3 trade and this (among other things) stern reminds me more and more of vince mcmahon than anyone else

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 09:03 PM

David Stern is a fascist pig!

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 09:14 PM

If people still thought the NBA was a legitimate Sports League, they would be mad as HELL that the Commish is dictating to the teams who they should play and not play...

But...

People know the NBA is semi to totally rigged....

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 10:12 PM

i cant wait for sterin to retire

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 10:39 PM

I can see where Stern is coming from I don't agree with the fine or making a big deal out of it but just like Pop has to look out for the best interest of his team, Stern has to look out for the best interest of the league when it comes to that bottom line. Because I know mad ppl probably changed the channel as soon as they heard those guys weren't playing I know I did, so Pop lost the NBA some money. So fining the Spurs will prevent other teams from making similar moves early in the season on big nationally televised games.

At the same time from Pop's point of view he has to look out for the best interest of his team and he should have the right to not play any player at any time for any reason.




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