November 12, 2015
In July, DeAndre Jordan (and the NBA’s moratorium period) left the Dallas Mavericks high and dry.
In one of the crazier/funnier stories of recent memory, an emoji war broke out as the Clippers center changed his mind in front of the whole world. He broke a verbal commitment to sign with Dallas in free agency in order to stay in Los Angeles. This completely screwed up Mark Cuban and the Mavericks’ offseason because almost all of the other top free agents had committed to other teams by the time Jordan reneged.
Last night, Jordan returned to Dallas and predictably heard boos. ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, who looks like a morgue worker performing an autopsy with a half-eaten sandwich in his hand (h/t @LeBatardShow), is never afraid to speak his mind. And he used the Jordan situation to offer his thoughts on Greg Hardy:
Jeff Van Gundy calls out Dallas fans for booing DeAndre Jordan and cheering for Greg Hardy pic.twitter.com/kB51AfesGw— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweets) November 12, 2015
Here’s the text (h/t The Big Lead):
“I would also, Mike, like the Dallas fans to acknowledge the sheer lunacy and absurdity that they’re booing DeAndre Jordan tonight, and they’ll be cheering someone like Greg Hardy on Sunday … That, to me, is absurd. All this guy did was change his mind.”
In other news, the Mavs ended up winning the game 118-108, which allowed them to create this very good tweet. Me personally, I’d rather have DeAndre Jordan:
Hey @LAClippers! Good game! Have a safe trip home! ✈️🚀🚗🚲⛵️🚤🍌— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 12, 2015
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