Thursday 20th June 2024,
The Hoop Doctors

Mark Cuban Still Doesn’t Like the Clippers

Mark Cuban
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won’t be befriending the members of the Los Angles Clippers anytime soon.

Or ever.

The fates of the Clippers and Mavs intertwined over the offseason, when the latter tried, and for a second succeeded in, poaching DeAndre Jordan in free agency. But then Jordan started to waver on his decision to sign in Dallas, the Clippers rushed to his side, Mark Cuban was basically given the silent treatment, the Internet broke and the Mavericks lost their $80 million big man before they even really had him.

That was almost four months ago, though. Surely everyone, including Cuban, is over it by now.

Related: He isn’t.

Here’s what Mark Cuban had to say prior to the Mavericks’ 104-88 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Thursday night, per Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears:

Come on, Mark. Tell us how you really feel.

Oh, what’s that, you have more thoughtz and feelz?

Per Dan Woike of the Orange County Register:

Anyone hoping for a response from the Clippers’ side would not be disappointed.

Head coach Doc Rivers threw some snark Mark Cuban’s way, per Fox Sports’ Jovan Buha:

It was Chris Paul, though, who provided us with the [insert goat emoji] of responses:

Somewhat ironically, Paul touches on the larger issue here: Ever since the Mavericks won a championship in 2011, they slung free-agent pipe dreams as their instant rebuilding plan. They’ve been able to stay relevant by living off short-term contracts and temporary trade fixes, but every summer, there they are, armed with cap space, trying to court the NBA’s biggest free agents.

And failing.

Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Deron Williams (the first time), Paul and now Jordan have all resisted the Mavericks’ overtures over the last four years. Now, even after signing Wesley Matthews last summer, and Chandler Parsons the summer before that, they are still left to tread water as they wait in hopes of finally landing that big free-agent fish in 2016.

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