Mavs Have Last Laugh On DeAndre Jordan, Twitter Tries/Fails to Create More Laughs
David Gonos 11:19 pm, November 11th, 2015
After everything was said and done, the fact of the matter is the Dallas Mavericks didn’t need DeAndre Jordan on their team to beat to the L.A. Clippers after all.
In one of the weirder stories of the early NBA season, the Mavs beat the Clippers, 118-108, Wednesday night, in the two teams’ first matchup since Jordan backed out of his agreement to join Dallas this past offseason.
One of the most cogent arguments about this situation goes to ESPN broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy, who questioned the logic behind Dallas fans booing Jordan.
”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.” – Jeff Van Gundy, ESPN
Jordan finished the night with nine points and 11 rebounds, with one block and two turnovers. There’s no doubt, however, that Jordan’s decision to stay with the Clippers sent a ripple effect throughout the league.
DeAndre Jordan's return to the Clippers this summer was just part of a wild free agency period for the Mavericks.