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Chris Webber Calls Dallas Mavericks Soft, Says Dirk “Should Be Fined” For Not Helping Teammate

TNT analyst Chris Webber called the Dallas Mavericks “soft,” and said the Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki and Brendan Haywood “should be fined” after both big men failed to participate in a pushing and shoving skirmish that resulted in four players being ejected.

The Mavericks went into the Staples Center last night just a game-and-a-half back of the Los Angeles Lakers for second place in the West, and looked to make a statement against the dominant team in their conference. Instead, they were embarrassed in Los Angeles, beaten by 28 and reminded that the Lakers may still, in fact, be their daddy.

“You play against teams, and certain teams are like children,” said Webber. “Certain teams are like the bully you don’t want to play.”

He reserved his sharpest criticism for Nowitzki and Haywood:

“Jason Terry is the only Dallas Maverick that does something. Look at Dirk Nowitzki, look at these two big guys, look at Haywood. They deserve to be fined.”

Here’s the full video of his comments last night:

  • metmet

    Chris Webber should be fined for impersonating a sport analyst and for the way Tyra bitch handled his ass.

  • Terrell

    This is pure and simple thug mentality. This attitude should never ever be suggested by any responsible parent or coach that is giving guidance. A coach that would suggest that other team members should back a team member in a dispute should be removed from coaching because if widely acepted would lead to athletic teams becoming no more than gangs. People like Chris Webber would take sportsmanship out of the mix and we would be left not with a sporting event but the sickening spectacle of what would resemble gang warfare. Webber should not have such a wide audience to teach this approach to sports participation.

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