Fly 2ndComing said:
He's done this before and done so for a TV game. Stern has history with the Spurs and Popovich so he does sh*t like this on his way out.
I also have to believe the Heat played some part in this too because they raised ticket prices for this game in the 400 section, according to ESPN, so they were probably pissed they got fans buying those tickets and disappointed when the Spurs stars weren't going to be there.
if he had done it in a big marquee game before like spurs vs. heat then I'm sure it would have been as big of a controversy as it was last night
and yes the tickets for nationally televised marquee games are more expensive, it was a poorly thought out move by popovich
pop should wait for the next national game and let them play for 2minutes and then sit them for the whole game
if he really wanted to rest his players then thats what he should have done last night
but if you're not stupid you'd realize that the move was more about protesting the schedule