“”Pop” my man, you are a BOSS. It’s as simple as that. “Pop” said, “Screw TNT and their ratings. I don’t care that it is a National Televised game. I don’t care that it is a match-up of a top team from the West and a top team from the East”. Well, he actually did not say that but he basically did with his actions.
Some of the so called “Experts” liked his decision. John Hollinger of the ESPN said…
Incidentally, Pop did same thing in Portland a year ago. So unless you want to argue a Miami game is somehow more important, thin ice here. This is an unacceptable decision by a commissioner
Kurt Helin, who is a Blogger-and-Chief of ProBasketballTalk on NBCSports.com chimes in..
I don’t have issue with Popovich move: Spurs had 4 games in 5 days, Heat had 4 days off. Schedule maker’s loss. Sucks for fans but…To me, Popovich did what was best for Spurs, not fans or TV or League. He’s trolling, sure. But it doesn’t bother me.
I see some of their points. Stern should have done something with the Portland game. BUT come on fellas you can’t really defend this. People pay their hard earned money to see the best product on the court. By trying to defend Pop by saying it’s a smart move to rest his players is total ‘BS”. The dude sat his whole DAMN team. He sat Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and Tim Duncan. The best part about it is that Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson were already out for the game. Don’t give me that they are tired. It’s only NOVEMBER…
Here is what Stern had to say..
“I apologize to all NBA fans,” the statement from Stern said. “This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming.”
“Pop” will get a slap on the wrist. I told you he is a BOSS..