Mark Cuban Releases Statement on DeAndre Jordan Signing Fiasco
We already have Chris Broussard‘s take on what Mark Cuban was up to during the days and hours before DeAndre Jordan decided to ditch the Mavs to sign with the Clippers after midnight on Wednesday. And we already know what Cuban thought about Broussard’s reporting of the situation. But on Friday, Mark Cuban felt that Mavs fans deserved a better explanation than what they were given during that whole Cuban-Broussard Twitter war.
So, in an effort to clear the air, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban issued the following statement, via ESPN’s Tim MacMahon:
Mark Cuban’s CyberDust message to Mavs fans (he says there is more to come): pic.twitter.com/bTq1Jqz2qa
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 9, 2015
That’s probably a pain in the ass for you to read, so here it is in a neat and tidy format:
“Dear Mavs fans,
After all the nonsense coming from an ESPN employee on Twitter, I thought I would provide the events of the day on Tuesday.
Through all of Monday we were texting back and forth discussing players available, the amount of cap room we had left. Who our staff liked. Who he liked. How excited he was.
Then on Tuesday the communications basically stopped and we started hearing rumblings from multiple people that something was up.
So I flew down to Houston and got a room at The Galleria, which is just a few minutes from his house. I had my driver take me to his house. It’s inside a small gated community but the game was wide open So we drove in and I literally walked up to his door.
There was no one home. So I texted him saying that I was there. I know something is up. Let’s talk. He texted me that he was on a date.
I told him to have fun. I wasn’t in a rush, that I was happy to come by there and say hi or if he wanted to make the date fun, take them to Dallas for a night out.
He didn’t respond.
After about 10 minutes I went back to the hotel. I wasn’t going to sit in front of his house. I didn’t think that was right.
When I got back to the hotel I texted him that I wasn’t in front of his house. Have fun on his date and we will talk.
He hit me back immediately saying thanks.
He knew I was in town. He knew I was close by. I knew something was up. I was getting the same reports everyone else was.
I also knew his agents were coming to town. It made sense that he would talk to them and worst case, even if he was having second thoughts the agent would be able to give me updates.
Like any big career move it’s natural to have second thoughts. So while I was concerned, I still wasn’t worried. So I went to bed.
More to come.”
So? Whose story do you believe?