The Spurs Are Being Sued for Resting Players During a Game Against the Heat Earlier This Season

The Spurs Are Being Sued for Resting Players During a Game Against the Heat Earlier This SeasonSteve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

Remember back in November when Gregg Popovich decided to send Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green back to San Antonio before the Spurs played a game in Miami against the Heat? It caused a lot of controversy and eventually earned the team a $250,000 fine from the NBA. And, as it turns out, it might cost them even more than that.

Yesterday, a lawyer from Florida named Larry McGuinness filed a class action lawsuit against the Spurs on behalf of himself and other Heat fans in Miami-Dade County. He claims that they suffered "economic damages" when they paid large sums of money to see the Spurs and Heat and were deprived of the full experience of a Spurs/Heat game by Popovich's decision.

"It was like going to Morton's Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak," McGuinness told ESPN's Darren Rovell. "That's exactly what happened here."

As a result, he wants to be reimbursed for the time and money that he spent on the game, which actually turned out to be pretty damn entertaining despite the lack of star power. Anyone out there think he deserves it?

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[via ESPN]

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