ESPN - The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a lawyer who is alleging the team violated the state’s deceptive and fair trade practices law. On Monday, Larry McGuinness filed a class-action suit stating Spurs coach Gregg Popovich “intentionally and surreptitiously” sent their best players home without the knowledge of the league, the team and the fans attending the Nov. 29 game against the Miami Heat. McGuinness contends that he, as well as other fans, “suffered economic damages” as a result of paying a premium price for a ticket that shouldn’t cost more. Before the game, Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to San Antonio, saying that he believed that resting his top players for their fourth game in five days was a smart decision. Even though players aren’t guaranteed to play at any time, the lines are a little more blurred because teams charge fans more to attend games versus better teams. When asked how he thought the fans felt, Popovich admitted at the time that it wasn’t ideal. It’s often assumed that fans might not see certain high-profile players because of injury, but McGuinness said this was different, given that all of the top players were not available to play.
“It was like going to Morton’s Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak,” said McGuinness, who said he bought his ticket on the resale market. “That’s exactly what happened here.”
First things first. Is that the most 1% quote of all time? ”It was like going to Morton’s and paying $63 for the porterhouse and they bring out the cube steak.” Unreal 1% quote. Made me laugh. Shut up rich dude. But as for the story I can’t stand people like this. The flip floppy fans that are always whining and complaining about their team’s coaching decisions. Like Larry the Attorney over here suing the Spurs for benching their players because his stupid kid wanted to see Manu slam dunk or something. Because this is the same guy who will be calling in to local radio shows ranting for Pop to be fired when Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are out of gas by season’s end and get swept in 4 games by the Warriors. Actually he seems too rich for radio. He’ll probably leave internet comments anonymously about it or write an editorial in the San Antonio newspaper. Bottom line is Pop is one of the best coaches ever for a reason. Your team is constantly at the top of the West and always a threat to win it all every single year. Stop being such a whiny bitch and just enjoy the ride.