Despite the fact that the NBA commissioner levied a fine of a quarter mil on the San Antonio Spurs yesterday (Today?) for failing to play all their starters and sending them home instead of to Miami, the Spurs got the last laugh by taking Miami down the wire with their reserves. There’s an excellent article at Y! Sports (why can’t it just be Yahoo Sports?) about how this is part of a pattern of behaviour from Stern persecuting the Spurs for not seeking success in the way he wants them to. I have to say, now that my Sonics are gone, I’d like to see San Antonio succeed; they play the game the way it ought to be played. And that’s both on and off the court.