The Mavericks May Have Won, But Until Chandler Parsons Stops Saying Things Like This They'll Be Nothing But Losers
You know who I really feel bad for in all this mess? Chandler Parsons. Yeah, Mark Cuban has been more outspoken about his issues with DeAndre Jordan, but Mark Cuban has an undeniable resume. His pettiness in talking about this past summer is just a blip on an otherwise flawless resume. Cuban still has that championship ring. He still has billions of dollars and a litany of successful businesses. I am not say that Chandler Parsons is living all that bad of a life himself, but in NBA terms, it's not all that great either. I have now heard more spiteful statements from him off the court, than great basketball plays I have seen from him on the court. I admittedly haven't watched enough Rockets or Mavericks regular season basketball over the last five years to make a proper judgement, but the guy averaging 4.4 PPG this year really isn't at liberty to be judging how other teams use players of a much higher caliber than himself. Get over it Chandler. Move on bro. You're like the kid that falls in love at summer camp and then tries to maintain that "relationship" the next 51 weeks of the year. Do I have to explain to you how a 'fling' works before you run out of tears? You and DeAndre were close for like 5 days. Stop crying foul like he stopped answering your texts after 5 years of friendship. It's sad, It's pathetic, and I got to be honest, the only person who it makes look bad is you.
Do we even have to discuss the validity of his statement? DeAndre Jordan made the right decision for him. Not because he was set to have a breakout season offensively as a member of the Clippers, but because he realized that that's not how he is best utilized. If DeAndre Jordan were a member of the Dallas Mavericks he would likely be averaging the same numbers, at a far less efficient rate. His original agreement to sign in Dallas was based purely on his ego. He wanted a bigger role in an offense. It was only after he sat back and thought about it that he realized that he didn't need a bigger role to be a great player. He's the best rebounder in the league. He's one of the best finishers in the game. He's developed into a perennial 'Defensive Player Of The Year' candidate. In today's NBA that's all you need to be worthy of a max contract. DeAndre Jordan WAS a priority to the Clippers. That was made pretty obvious when they traveled from far and wide to make sure he signed his contract. His touches on the offensive end, on the other hand, are undoubtedly not a priority to the Clippers. I fail to understand why the Mavericks are so mad, because while their team may be worse without DJ, they dodged a major bullet not signing a guy that wouldn't be worthy of a max contract in their system.