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Lawsuit Over Spurs vs. Heat Game Withdrawn

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Last November, the San Antonio Spurs drew the scorn of the NBA and Heat fans when the team sent its star players home before a game in Miami. But, the lawsuit that was filed by one of those Heat fans has been voluntarily dismissed.

The lawsuit was filed by attorney Larry McGuinness in Miami-Dade Circuit Court and was on behalf of himself and the thousands of other fans who paid what is known as premium prices to watch the Nov. 29 game against the Spurs.

The NBA hit the Spurs with a $250,000 fine for sending Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, and Danny Green home before the nationally televised games. The Spurs were not upset about the fine and said they would likely do the same thing in a similar situation.

McGuinness had originally sought unspecified damages by saying the Spurs violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The Associated Press reached out to him for comment, but he hasn’t replied.

Incidentally, the Spurs will welcome the Heat in for a game in San Antonio on Sunday. As of Friday, all of the Heat’s players were still scheduled to play against the Spurs.

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