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“Seven minutes after it was announced. Yeah, they were not happy,” Griffin told ESPN.com about getting a call from the league office. “I feel bad for the league. I really do. But it is what it is for us from an injury standpoint. We literally had one guy rest tonight and everybody else was reasonably injured. I don’t feel like we did anything terribly egregious.”
The Warriors and Spurs have also rested star players this season, most notably in a primetime head-to-head matchup on ABC earlier this month.
ESPN addressed the issue Monday in a statement about teams resting their star players during nationally televised games.
“As always, our aim is to serve NBA fans with the best matchups Cheap Dream Team Jerseys involving the league’s top stars and we share the fans’ disappointment,” the statement said. “We understand this is a complex issue and we’re working closely with the NBA to best address it going forward from a media partnership standpoint.”