|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM|
The league doesn't give a crap about the NBA fan. They care about their ratings. It was a game on TNT, and the Spurs rested the Big Three against Miami's Big 3. The Spurs put up a good fight nearly winning in Miami. Stern runs this league on a fly. Rules he enforces that are normally not enoforced.
Commissioner David Stern said the Spurs "did a disservice to the league and our fans" when they didn't bring Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili or Danny Green to Miami for the final game of the six-game trip.
"The result here is dictated by the totality of the facts in this case," Stern said in a statement. "The Spurs decided to make four of their top players unavailable for an early-season game that was the team's only regular-season visit to Miami. The team also did this without informing the Heat, the media, or the league office in a timely way. Under these circumstances, I have concluded that the Spurs did a disservice to the league and our fans."
I get the message. NBA fans pay to watch players. So I ask Stern why suspend Rondo? Why not fine him? What if I paid to watch Rondo Friday night? I think he was kicked out of the game when the incident went down in. That should be enough. I think you suspend a guy when they pull a Ron Artest. Humphries got nothing for a cheap shot, and for pushing back, and he ripped Rondo's jersey off. I don't like Stern, and his mafia ways.