Ok so here is my crazy thought. I believe What made Stern so mad was the plan that was set when the schedule was made was ruined by Pop. What was the plan? I am glad you asked. Spurs vs. Heat what better way for the league to show a national audience how dominant the super star champions are by serving up the former champs on a platter for them. No one can deny the odds where stacked against the Spurs with the huge difference in schedule leading up to the game. So Pop did the only thing he could do, not put his guys up for sacrifice. And that is why Stern was so mad. Go Spurs Go.