Suit claims Spurs violated state law - Basketball Forum : Professional and College Basketball Forums
BasketballForum.com is the premier basketball Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2013, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
∆ ∆ ∆
Photobucket
 
Coach Fish's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 26,255
Mentioned: 755 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2190 Post(s)
Rep Power: 2814146
Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute Coach Fish has a reputation beyond repute
Suit claims Spurs violated state law

Quote:
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.

On Monday, Larry McGuinness filed a class action suit in Miami-Dade County, stating that the team's head coach, Gregg Popovich, "intentionally and surrepticiously" sent their best players home without the knowledge of the league, the team and the fans attending the Nov. 29 game against the 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 since 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.

"If I was taking my 6-year-old son and daughter to the game, I would want them to see everybody," Popovich said. "And if they weren't there, I'd be disappointed."

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."

NBA commissioner David Stern apologized to fans for Popovich's decision at the time, calling it "unacceptable." Days later, the NBA, which is not named as a defendant in this case, fined the team $250,000.

Some could argue that the Heat fans got their money's worth. That's because the team barely beat the undermanned Spurs, 105-100 that night. McGuinness said that doesn't mean a game with the Spurs top players couldn't have been more exciting.

McGuinness said he didn't believe that the Spurs were served with the lawsuit yet. Team spokesman Tom James said he was not in the position to comment on the case.
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/88...ng-top-players
__________________
"Winning is the most important thing in my life,after breathing. Breathing first, winning next"-George Steinbrenner

“Challenges are for Champions.”
Coach Fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Never Argue with a Fool
Photobucket
 
RollWithEm's Avatar
 
Space Invaders Champion! Space Invaders Champion! Tetris Champion! Snake Champion! Simon Champion! Breakout Champion! Skee Ball Champion!
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 51,134
Mentioned: 356 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1682 Post(s)
Rep Power: 6272512
RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute RollWithEm has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Suit claims Spurs violated state law

I can't imagine this going very far. Seems like an extremely suspect case.
__________________
But that's just me.

RWE's Random Questions: (Close Friends, Virginity, Home-Schooling, Wiretapping, Cheating, Piracy, Reality TV)
RWE's Movie Rankings: (Coen Brothers, Stanley Kubrick, Top 90 of the 90's)
RWE's Player Analysis: (Nikola Vučević, Damian Lillard, Jonas Valančiūnas, Evan Turner)
RWE's Underground Update - RWE's SciFi Corner
RWE's Smash Central - RWE's Culinary Cul de Sac

2015 FRSL Champion New Orleans Jazz
Lawson - Thabo - Thad - Brow - Big Al - Manu - Jayson
RollWithEm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Legal Smeagol
Photobucket
 
Krstic All-Star's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On an undeserted island
Age: 35
Posts: 30,733
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 19240054
Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Suit claims Spurs violated state law

I'm no Florida lawyer, but no way in hell this succeeds.
__________________
LIPA delenda est
Krstic All-Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
#TeamKobe
Photobucket
 
Basel's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Parts Unknown
Age: 28
Posts: 95,230
Mentioned: 1453 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4368 Post(s)
Rep Power: 21474941
Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute Basel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Suit claims Spurs violated state law



I hate people sometimes.
__________________
MPT: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
Basel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
Legal Smeagol
Photobucket
 
Krstic All-Star's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On an undeserted island
Age: 35
Posts: 30,733
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 19240054
Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute Krstic All-Star has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Suit claims Spurs violated state law

^ For me it's most of the time
__________________
LIPA delenda est
Krstic All-Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
I <3 hormones
Photobucket
 
Floods's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 16,058
Mentioned: 79 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Rep Power: 15822554
Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute Floods has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Suit claims Spurs violated state law

What a whining sack of shit.

But I still don't understand why Popovich didn't just say at the time that they're all injured. Or one is injured and the other two have the flu or something. If he did, there never would have been a story, and he would have saved his team some fine money. Don't know what's to be gained from complete honesty in this case.
Floods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 12:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
God, this place makes me frisky!
Photobucket
 
Bubbles's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Duluth, MN
Age: 24
Posts: 14,232
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Rep Power: 4606113
Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute Bubbles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Suit claims Spurs violated state law

What a schmuck. This case will be thrown out.
__________________


2032 KVBL Champions
2033 KVBL Champions
2040 KVBL Champions

Fear the Deer
Minnesota Timberwolves
Bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
#5
Photobucket
 
FreeMason Jr.'s Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Alamo City
Age: 24
Posts: 11,177
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Rep Power: 6406362
FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute FreeMason Jr. has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Suit claims Spurs violated state law

Quote:
Originally Posted by Floods View Post
But I still don't understand why Popovich didn't just say at the time that they're all injured. Or one is injured and the other two have the flu or something. If he did, there never would have been a story, and he would have saved his team some fine money. Don't know what's to be gained from complete honesty in this case.
Probably because the Spurs have done it multiple times in the past without drawing anywhere near as much attention. It's never really been a big deal before.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ballscientist View Post
What does stupid mean?

For me, stupid means awesome.
FreeMason Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:25 AM.



User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2002 — 2013 BasketballBoards.net.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1