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    The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a lawyer who is alleging that the team violated the state's deceptive and fair trade practices law.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/88...ng-top-players

    A real lawyer can chime in, but from what I understand, he has no case. Like people have tried to sue bands for giving crappy shows, and the courts have said that as long as the performer at least shows up, says something into the mic, then leaves, the audience can't sue.

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    Default Re: Spurs sued by lawyer for resting top players [ESPN]

    Seriously, a Lawyer is suing for this ?
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    I went to the first game after the brawl and I believe there were only 6 Pacers eligible to play. The friend I went with was a season ticket holder and he mentioned some agreement stated they are required to provide a competitive game. He brought it up because 6 players shouldn't be competitive against a full team. He mentioned it just for discussion but probably had a better argument than this guy suing the Spurs does.

    FYI: We lost to the Magic but it was pretty close 83-86.

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    Someone run out of ambulances to chase?
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    I hope the Spurs countersue that lawer for filing a frivolous lawsuit.

    Ridiculous...

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    I went to the first game after the brawl and I believe there were only 6 Pacers eligible to play. The friend I went with was a season ticket holder and he mentioned some agreement stated they are required to provide a competitive game. He brought it up because 6 players shouldn't be competitive against a full team. He mentioned it just for discussion but probably had a better argument than this guy suing the Spurs does.

    FYI: We lost to the Magic but it was pretty close 83-86.
    For that being a regular season game... It felt like a "Market Square Arena" Play-off game. That was probably one of the best games I've ever attended. The atmosphere was second to none!
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    Spurs counter-sue fan for not cheering enough and in general being lame.

    Dude was probably one of those stuffy a-holes who meander out of the exclusive bar somewhere early in the 2nd quarter and then never return after going back in at halftime. Oh, but he expected to see certain players.



    We already had this in the Spurs/Stern thread when it happened - WINNING GIVES YOU THE PRIVILEGE OF RESTING PLAYERS. The Spurs earn that luxury. You know, like the Pacers resting the starters last night in the 4th. Oh, I want 25% of my money back because the starters sat the entire 4th.

    It's not a rock show or theater, it's a competitive sport which you can pay to observe. It's not "fetch me the Duncan boy and make him dance for me" even if Stern thinks it is (and this ahole lawyer).

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    And this is why it's stupid for Stern to fine a team for exercising their rights. It sets a precedent that the regular NBA fan is "owed" to see superstars.

    You buy a damn ticket to see an NBA game. You got one. Shut the **** up.

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    The ticket said San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat. You know what they saw? The San Antonio Spurs vs the Miami Heat. Quit *****ing about not seeing Duncan and Parker. You didn't pay to see Tim Duncan vs Lebron James.
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    Personally I think it's more crazy that Pop and every Pop had to justify his decisions. It's like you haven't watch any sport or basketball in this case, and you think it's theater as being said above and you need your money back or something. Unbelievable.

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    Default Re: Spurs sued by lawyer for resting top players [ESPN]

    This is just a short stones throw from suing a team that has made a mid-season trade.

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    I think that the lawsuit relies solely on the "dynamic ticket price" based on what teams are playing. The fans in attendance paid above the "base" face value, or the cost of a ticket to see the Heat vs a bottom feader team, to see the star studded San Antonio Spurs play. That is the SOLE thing that this case hinges on. That is why they are suing for the DIFFERENCE and not a refund.

    So say that to watch the Heat vs the Bobcats you buy a ticket in Sec 5 Row 13 Seat 1 for $33. For the exact same seat to watch the Heat vs the Spurs you pay $17 more per ticket. They want that $17 back....

    And that is the problem with dynamic pricing....

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    Default Re: Spurs sued by lawyer for resting top players [ESPN]

    Have you guys hear the news about all of the states petitioning to secede from the Union? I imagine a judge looking at this case would chuckle as much as Obama chuckled as he read about the secession.


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    Seriously, a Lawyer is suing for this ?
    Reread this again and realize how this is an "of course he would" moment.


    Seriously if the Colts ticket holders couldn't get their $$$ back after they threw away the perfect season in front of the home fans this fool doesn't get anything either.

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    This lawyer had his case made for him when Stern opted to go public with complaints and fines. The lawyer will argue the league's fines did nothing to rectify his damages but their existence, and the complaints and arguments Stern/NBA made for the fine, certainly speak to his (the lawyer/fan) suit.

    I doubt a judge accepts the argument, but if you follow things in a clearly black and white, straight line from A to B, then there's at least an arguable point to be made.
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    This guy is an idiot, but congrats to Stern for even opening up the possibility with the fine and attention paid to that scenario.

    That said, if Stern does not do anything I bet the sponsors woulda ripped him a new one

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    For that being a regular season game... It felt like a "Market Square Arena" Play-off game. That was probably one of the best games I've ever attended. The atmosphere was second to none!
    Even on TV that game was amazing. That was the game when I think we had a brief lead, and had a chance to tie/win at the buzzer.

    I remember thinking after the game "no way we even show up" but man that game was a fun one.

    Half of those guys probably arent even in the NBA any more from that season, but that was an awesome game to watch.

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    Half those guys weren't in the NBA within a few weeks. That night was the Fred Jones show and the entire 4th was give the ball to Fred and let him make a play. It was a pretty amazing night. We didn't even have tickets till we were up at the Purdue game and heard the crazy suspension news. One of our buddies had some spare suite tickets and we decided to make it a non-stop sports day.


    Having said that I'm still waiting on Stern to give me my 40 acres and a mule. I mean not just that game, but I didn't see Artest play all year, and many games failed to showcase JO or Jackson.

    Guys that played 40 minutes - Fred (48), Gill (48), Harrison (44), J Jones (43), Croshere (42)

    Then Jon Edwards did his part with 15. Think about how bad you have to be to only get 15 minutes when the team only has 6 guys total.
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    Dude, he had other obligations. He needed his rest!

    Wasnt that the guy someone (Jones) almost had 40 or 50 points? Or am I mis remembering?

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    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/ripti...gainst_spu.php

    Miami Man's Lawsuit Dismissed Against Spurs for Sitting Stars Against Heat




    In today's "no ****" legal news, a lawsuit brought on by a Miami man against the San Antonio Spurs after the team decided to send its star players home during a road game against the Miami Heat has been dismissed.

    The lawsuit was filed by local lawyer Larry McGuinness, and he claimed the Spurs violated Florida's deceptive and fair trade practices law.

    McGuinness claims the he and the 16,000 other fans in attendance had payed premium ticket prices for what they thought would be a matchup between the starting lineup of two of the biggest powerhouses in the NBA. Instead, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich decided to send starters Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green home on a plane before the game.

    "You're advertised to get one thing, and you get something totally different and that's the nature of the lawsuit," McGuinness told CBS4 News at the time. He compared the incident to paying for a porterhouse but getting cube steak in return. That of course ignores the fact that the game actually turned out to be surprisingly close.

    Though the team was fined $250,000 by the NBA for the decision, the Spurs will not have to face actual legal action.

    According to the AP, McGuinness has now decided to voluntary drop all claims.

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    It'd be kind of funny, at least to me, if Spoelstra decided to rest LeBron, Wade, Bosh, and Mario Chalmers (in the Danny Green honorary role) for Sunday's game, just to stick it to the Spurs.

    It won't happen, but it'd still be funny, IMO.

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    Default Re: Spurs sued by lawyer for resting top players [ESPN]

    has anyone sued the Bobcats for a similar reason yet?

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    I went to the first game after the brawl and I believe there were only 6 Pacers eligible to play. The friend I went with was a season ticket holder and he mentioned some agreement stated they are required to provide a competitive game. He brought it up because 6 players shouldn't be competitive against a full team. He mentioned it just for discussion but probably had a better argument than this guy suing the Spurs does.

    FYI: We lost to the Magic but it was pretty close 83-86.
    Fred Jones will be a Pacer for life in my mind for his effort and heart in that game.

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    What I would love to see: The team sue the lawyer for putting them through stress. Take every last penny he has until he is with nothing.

    People like this are what is wrong with America.

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    Fred Jones will be a Pacer for life in my mind for his effort and heart in that game.
    I loved Fred Jones.

    I still think he owns the most underrated dunk contest dunk ever.

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