Nov. 11 is going to be must-watch NBA television. First, LaMarcus Aldridge returns to Portland as a member of the Spurs, and I bet he gets a warm reception.
Then later that night, DeAndre Jordan leads the Clippers into Dallas — and that reception is going to be a little different. It’s going to rain boos like a hurricane. Of course, you remember this summer Jordan said he was going to play for the Mavericks, then had second thoughts and ultimately re-signed with the Clippers. That has led to Chandler Parsons saying Jordan wasn’t ready to be a franchise player. Mavs owner Mark Cuban wanted nothing to do with Jordan’s twitter apology.
So is Jordan worried about going to Dallas in November? Not so much, he told Ben Blotch of the Los Angeles Times.
Sure it will. Like In-‘n-Out is just another hamburger.
Some things stand out, and you can be sure this game is going to stand out. Jordan ultimately made the best decision for himself (and happened to make more money in the process), but that doesn’t mean Mavs fans have to be happy about it. And they are going to let Jordan know how they feel in no uncertain terms.