Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns has made a very strange apology to Suns fans who attended their pre-season match with the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.
When the Spurs came to Arizona, 13,000+ fans showed up to get a glimpse of their team taking on last years champions.
The Suns emerged victorious from the game by a whopping 121-90 scoreline and that would make good reading for any Phoenix fan.
That is however until you look at who lined up for the NBA champions and then question whether or not the game was good value for the Phoenix fans.
Many of the Spurs big names were absent from the game with veterans Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili being rested following the teams European tour.
Also missing for the Spurs was Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills who are all recovering from respective injuries.
Players weren't the only Spurs personalities missing from the trip to Phoenix as Championship winning coach Gregg Popovich was reportedly 'under the weather'.
With 2:31 to go in the game, the Suns owner was clearly knowledgeable of the disappointment felt by the Suns fans as he took to the PA.
During a time-out, Sarver went to the scorer's table and took over the public address system to speak of his admiration of the Suns fans.
Sarver started with the customary thanks to the fans saying: "Hey, everybody, I want to thank you for coming out tonight."
Then he addressed the missing players and acknowledged that "This is not the game you paid your hard-earned money to watch. I apologize for it."
The Suns owner then made a promise to the fans telling them "I want you to send me your tickets if you came tonight with a return envelope and I've got a gift for you on behalf of the Suns for showing up tonight. Thank you."
It was a grand gesture on his part and I'm sure it's something all of the Suns fans will appreciate.
Big year in Phoenix?
The Suns game with the Spurs saw them move to 4-1 in pre-season with the loss to the Houston Rockets their only blemish.
They have three pre-season encounters left facing off against the Utah Jazz, LA Clippers and LA Lakers.
They open the season hosting the Lakers as they begin their effort to improve on last years 48-34 record.
They failed to make the play-offs last year and despite earning plaudits for an impressive season, they will need to do better to bring glory to Arizona.
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