View Full Version : Sarver offers Suns fans gift after Spurs rest players

10-17-2014, 03:06 PM

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver took the microphone during a timeout with 2:31 left to play in Thursday night's 121-90 preseason win over the San Antonio Spurs.

He announced everybody in attendance would be eligible for a gift because it wasn't "the game you paid your hard-earned money to watch."

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard were among those who didn't play for the visiting Spurs in the 31-point blowout for Phoenix. Azcentral.com's Paul Coro added:

"The Spurs left Coach Gregg Popovich, said to be ailing, and five players at home for the preseason game. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili did not travel to Phoenix to rest while Kawhi Leonard (eye infection), Patty Mills (torn rotator cuff) and Tiago Splitter (calf strain) were out for health reasons."

San Antonio was memorably fined $250,000 for resting players in a regular-season game against the Miami Heat two years ago.

10-17-2014, 03:53 PM
Cool, but totally unnecessary. Just another reason why preseason basketball mostly sucks.