It seems as though we will not be able to see the San Antonio Spurs play the Miami Heat tonight. Well, we will, but the NBA champions will be without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers, who are all listed as injured.
When Gregg Popovich was told of the fact that the Heat are essentially resting their players, he jokingly mocked them:
If you had forgotten, back when the two teams met in Miami this season, Popovich decided to send home Danny Green, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. As a result, the Spurs were hit with a hefty $250,000 fine for doing a disservice to the league and its fans.
However, the Heat will suffer no such fate, as the players will be present, but are registered as injured.