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.