DeAndre Jordan spurning the Mavericks to re-sign with the Clippers completely ruined Dallas’ offseason. The Mavericks were stuck increasing offers for players they already agreed to sign, and there were no other premier free agents available when Jordan reneged. They now face missing the playoffs and sending their lottery pick to the Celtics as a result of the Rajon Rondo trade.
Dallas forward Chandler Parsons was particularly harsh, saying of Jordan, “He wasn’t ready for being a franchise player. He was scared.” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has repeatedly fanned the flames of resentment.
Many Mavericks fans are waiting for Jordan to play in Dallas to boo him.
They won’t have to wait long.
Marc Stein of ESPN:
The atmosphere for this game should be wild. Expect Jordan to get booed during introductions, when he checks in, every time he touches the ball and especially when he’s at the free-throw line.
Nov. 11 is a Wednesday. Hopefully, this is a nationally televised game, so we can all enjoy the spectacle.