News broke yesterday on ESPN and several other outlets that a Miami-based attorney and Heat fan was filing a class action lawsuit against the San Antonio Spurs for violating Florida's deceptive and fair trade practices law.
Kiko Martinez, a friend of Project Spurs and writer for the San Antonio Current interviewed the fan, Larry McGuinness about his reasons for the lawsuit and why he waited two months to file the lawsuit after the early season game.
This game was almost two months ago. Why are you filing this lawsuit now?Well, I thought somebody would’ve done it before I did. I was surprised nobody had done anything about it. It was stuck in the back of my mind. It was something that needed to be done at least from a fan’s perspective. [NBA] Commissioner [David] Stern did what he needed to do, which he was entitled to, but this is more about the fans.
What kind of compensation are you looking for from the Spurs? Do you just want the difference between what you paid for your two tickets and what you would’ve paid if the Heat were playing, say, the Charlotte Bobcats?That would be one component. Another would be for those folks who are out a bit more. For example, I just talked to someone who flew down from South Carolina with nine of his family members, specifically to see this game because they were huge Spurs fans. Needless to say, he and his family were very disappointed. They didn’t see the stars they had come so far to see.
wow the more this idiot talks to the public the more stupid he sounds. he admits that the heat play down to their opponents, meannig they do not give him a valuable performance on a nightly basis, so why not sue them? why not sue teams like the bobcats, wizards and pistons who are constantly putting a horrible product on the court and diminishing the value of nearly every game? why not sue the league for the horrible scheduling that put the spurs in that situation to begin with? why not sue the league for claiming the fine money was for hurting fans, but yet they kept it for themselves? why not sue the league for not having clear-cut rules and regulations for resting or sending players home for non-injury or personal problems? we can keep going with this all day, but the fact is this guy is nothing more than an idiot lawyer who probably needs more business, so he's using this as an excuse to get his name out there.
"They didn't see the stars they had come so far to see". Lol. First and foremost you chose to buy those particular tickets. In this league things happen and coaches make decisions. The Spurs home games are not in Miami or anywhere else outside of San Antonio Texas. On the road you may not see them play as much as you would like because they want to be rested up enough to play their next game. The best chances of seeing the Spurs you want to see is buying tickets to one of their home games in San Antonio Texas. Why? because Spurs fans see them most there. If you don't live there oh well move there or watch them on TV. It's always the ones who pay high price tickets that complain the most. I'm sure the people at the top rows in Miami would have loved to have seen their Miami Heat Superstars closer up.
Larry McGuinness wow you really are a "real class act" .
It is pops team to run he doesn't have to notify anyone.
pop felt like his players needed rest and gave them rest and will do it again WITH OUT NOTIFYING ANYONE.what ever happens with this law suit won't change anything pop Will do in the future for the wellness of the team.
so sit down,shut your mouth and deal with it. If the NBA hadn't made a big deal about it I don't think anyone else would of either. It happen almost 2 months ago quit crying and drop it grow up people.