I have no problem with Dallas Mavericks fans getting a laugh at this video. Hell, I am a Clippers fan and I got a laugh at this video. The ridiculously exaggerated depictions of the Clippers players. The homosexual overtones of the banana boat scene. The spot-on portrayal of NBA personalities like Chris Broussard and Bill Simmons. The emoji battle coming to fruition. The soundbites that remind you just how ridiculous this whole saga was. Everything about this video was entertaining. Over seven minutes long and I never found myself anything but entertained. That's a goddamn miracle in 2015. That really speaks to the production value of this NBA short.
What I do have a problem with is the Dallas Mavericks playing this on their JumboTron during their home opener. Well, maybe I should rephrase that, I don't have a problem with it, but their fanbase definitely should. Chandler Parsons, the guy that was characterized as a homoerotic fanboy as he was laying suggestively next to Mark Cuban, he should definitely have a problem with it. I have always maintained that if you are a truly a fan of a team you should start a season optimistic. Doesn't matter how bleak things may look, and at this moment in time they do look rather bleak for the Mavericks, you should always believe that your team has a chance until they prove otherwise. Well, starting your first home game by reminding your fans about how much of an abject failure your offseason was is completely counterproductive to instilling faith back into the organization as a whole..
You want to talk about heartbreak? Ilya Kovalchuk sent the New Jersey Devils for a summer long emotional loop before signing a SEVENTEEN year contract. No more than three years into that deal and he unceremoniously decided to opt out of it and go play overseas. THAT sucked. THAT left the franchise in a tailspin. THAT was a reason to hold a grudge. Yet still, the last thing I would have wanted to see to start the next season was a parodied version of his departure. Trust me, the content was there. It honestly probably could have been converted into a full length feature animation if we are being totally honest. That's something I would definitely watch, but not something I would want the franchise that I root for to show me. They are supposed to overcome that disappointment, not focus on it. Not do their best to bring it back to the forefront. You can't move on without letting go Dallas, and Mark Cuban still appears every bit the scorned, jilted ex-lover that he plays in this video.
P.S. Personally I would have went with DeAndre Jordan as the "Confused Man-Boy". Much more accurate and nearly as mean.