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Nov 30

Gregg Popovich vs. David Stern: Everyone is wrong, everyone is right

Gregg Popovich benched his stars against the Heat Thursday night, David Stern promised there would be “significant sanctions” in response, and it’s all fantastic.

To recap: Gregg Popovich shocked reporters Thursday afternoon when he announced he’d sent the Spurs’ three superstars home to San Antonio to rest after a busy month on the road. This meant that the Spurs would play the Heat without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili in a game that was slated for national television because everyone wanted to see Manu, Parker, and Duncan play the Heat. Then David Stern released a statement on all this, saying, “I apologize to all NBA fans. This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming.” So, that’s what happened Thursday night. (Also: The Heat won, 105-100.)

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