Though it’s not quite Hal Steinbrenner apologizing for the Yankees’ 2nd place finish, Suns managing partner Robert Sarver spoke to those in attendance during the closing moments of last night’s San Antonio vs. Phoenix preseason encounter, one that didn’t feature a number of Spurs starters.

It’s a fascinating stance for Sarver to take, because after all, who would know better about what’s best for the welfare of the defending champion Spurs than a rival owner? How can Greg Popovich, with a pathetic resume including a mere 5 NBA titles in 15 seasons, put the interests of his selfish, lazy players above those of Phoenix’s hardcore basketball fans, all of whom had a reasonable expectation they’d be watching a game on the level of a Conference Final when they knowingly shelled out for exhibition game tickets?