Originally Posted by KAD
haha Pop is so funny! Now with the Mayor getting drinks court side causing a major injury to jackson - wonder what Mr Stein does about fining someone on the incident!!!
Well Pop did say to the reporters after the NY game that Pop did not want to comment on that incident of Jack's injury because he did not see how it happened.
Somewhat I think Spurs Org have probably sent something to the league about it....
And there is a rule that was not enforced properly about players safety and people are not supposed to be that close to the court while the game is played....
One writer wrote this today
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There have been some very odd injuries to professional athletes in the history of sports with everything from breaking a glass table during a bad dream to sneezing sending players to the injury report. This week saw a new low possibly in player injuries as the San Antonio Spurs’ Stephen Jackson sprained his ankle crashing into a server in front of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. This proves one very big fact to me in that fans shouldn’t be that close to the court. There should at least be some room between the court and the fans.
I get that Jackson stepped backwards and fell into the server but why are people so close anyway? Yes, those tickets mean big money to National Basketball Association teams especially in Madison Square Garden but I really think reducing capacity just slightly to give the players some more room wouldn’t hurt anyone. There are many arenas throughout the NBA who aren’t selling out every game anyway and taking out just one or two rows of seats isn’t going to change the number of people at the game that much.
It is an issue of player safety to me at this point. The players get paid a ton of money to play a simple game and while the fans are paying for that salary to see their favorite players out there, I want everyone to be safer. It may not be the most popular idea out there but there is no reason that someone can’t get out of their seat to get something to eat or drink and has to be waited on in the front row. The time has come to fix this,
“I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn't make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great.”