A Conversation with a Non-NBA Fan About the Spurs – Featuring: My Wife

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I challenge ANYONE to convince my wife that David Stern is right to issues sanctions to Gregg Popovich.  Here’s me trying with my wife.

Setting: Living Room

When: Start of 4th quarter of last night’s Spurs/Heat game.

(Note: Wife doesn’t care about the NBA — So she’s normal)

Me:  

Babe, This is crazy.

Wife:

I don’t care.  X-Factor’s on and I can’t watch.

Me:

Right.  But check this out.  The commissioner, David Stern, said he’s going to issue severe sanctions to Gregg Popovich.

Wife:

Why?

Me:

Because he decided to rest his superstars in this game.

Wife:

So.  He’s the coach.  They can fine him for that?

Me:

Yeah

Wife:

Why can’t he do that.

Me:

Apparently it threatens the “integrity of the game.”

Wife:

How?  The Spurs are winning right now.

Me:

Well these aren’t the players that the fans paid to see.

Wife:

What’s wrong with these players?

Me:

Well… nothing.

Wife:  

But it’s a good game.  Didn’t they pay to see a good game?

Me:

Not really.

Wife:  

Well then those fans are dumb.  It’s not the coach’s fault those fans are dumb.

Me:

How are they dumb?

Wife:

Isn’t basketball a team sport?  They should want to watch a good team.  The Spurs are playing like a good team.  Shouldn’t the NBA want that?

Me:  

In theory, I guess.  But it’s a Superstar’s game.  

Wife:

Really stupid if that coach gets into trouble for this.  This is a pretty good game.

Me:  

I know.

Wife:  

So are they going to start fining players for doing a layup instead of dunking?

Oh! The flawless logic.

8 Comments

  • Reply November 30, 2012

    Steve

    Awesome

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    daezarkian

    Two things. 1) Hell yes. 2) This sounds like me talking about NBA games with my wife (who is also normal).

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    NBA fan

    No, because the game was shit. The atmosphere was like a preseason game, not a possible playoff game. The commentators spent the entire time trying to show the crappy spurs players in a good light. At the end, what was expected to happen, happened. Just because the score was close at the end doesn’t mean it was a good game, it means the heat treated it like a preseason game.

    Ask your wife if she owned a restaurant and there was a food critic coming in 4 days, and her chef decided he was overworked so he worked the 3 days before, and then decided to take the 4th day, the most important day, off, would she be upset?

    • Reply December 2, 2012

      Proxy

      Your wife is dumb to set up the schedule for her chef like that. lol

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    BamaAngela

    I don’t understand why folks don’t get NBA Fan’s point. It was dumb of the Spurs to choose a nationally televised game with the defending NBA champions to rest their starters. They would have been better served to rest them the night before so they would have been ready to play the Heat. I’m not sure what point Pop was trying to make, but it fell on deaf ears in my house. TV revenues comprise a major part of the NBA money pot. Pop forgot that. Now he’s reminded.

    • Reply December 2, 2012

      Proxy

      Pop doesn’t give a shit

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Pssshh

    Because NBA is a big Scamola! Or Stern has turned it in one. Bottom line:If you’re a Big Market Team, You have advantages. This was a big finger(the bad one) to Stern before they exit.

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    bjocular

    How can you talk about the integrity of the game and have The Maloofs and the Sacramento Kings?

    This is an insult to the integrity of the game 82 times a year six years running. As a fan I have been fined enough.

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