Originally Posted by traderumor
I don't follow the NBA at any more than a far distance, don't even rembember the last full game I watched, because, well, its boring. But just from a critical review of that article, a little heavy on the Spurs love to be taken seriously.
It's not so much about the Spurs as it is what the Spurs stand for. They're everything that Stern doesn't want the NBA to be. A small market team who plays a 'boring' style of basketball and are extremely successful.
The fine wasn't about the integrity of the game, or about the fans, it was about Stern getting mad that Popovich embarrassed him on national tv. Pop did it in a way where he would send a message, and it was apparently received loud and clear.
The best part was how the Spurs were extremely competitive in that game with their bench warmers, it just made Stern's embarrassing overreaction before the game funnier.