A lot of people’s feelings were hurt when DeAndre Jordan had second-thoughts and decided to go back on his pinky-promise with the Dallas Mavericks and remain in Los Angeles. Mark Cuban briefly voiced his take on Cyberdust and Chandler Parsons sounded off as well.
Parsons sounds a wee bit too upset. His criticism is way too harsh coming from a player of his caliber, who has only been in Dallas one year. It should be interesting to see what happens the first time Dallas and the Clippers play next year.
But take a look at the first line in the third paragraph. “I’ll still be friends with him,” he says. How soft does that sound?
“He wasn’t ready for being a franchise player. He was scared,” Parsons said. “He was scared to take the next step in his career. There was no other reason other than that he was comfortable and he has friendships there. How you make a business decision like that is beyond me. How you ignore an owner like Mark who is in your hometown just waiting for a chance to talk to you is beyond me.
“I don’t think he made a mistake. I think he’ll be good in L.A. He’s got a good team, he’s got a great point guard, he’s got Blake, but I think he could have been a superstar in Dallas. He could have been the man in Dallas. Never in a million years did I think that this was even a possibility.
“I’ll still be friends with him, but I can’t get over the way that he’s put our entire franchise in jeopardy. It’s normal to get cold feet. It’s normal to get second thoughts, but you don’t back out of a commitment of this much magnitude this late in the game and just leave us high and dry.”