Mark Cuban: DeAndre Jordan ‘never responded to me at all’ Wednesday
Mark Cuban obviously isn’t the best of moods Thursday in light of how DeAndre Jordan, the Dallas Mavericks’ big-time free agent acquisition, rebuffed the team’s four-year, $80 million offer and decided instead to remain with the Los Angeles Clippers.
While members of the Clippers — including head coach coach Doc Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer, and teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin — were essentially holding Jordan captive in his home in order to woo him back into the fold, Cuban reportedly was left driving around Houston and “begging (thru texts) Jordan’s family for address to DeAndre’s home,” per a tweet from ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
On Thursday morning, with Wednesday’s insanity and practically incomprehensible turn of events in the rear view mirror, Cuban took to Cyber Dust and offered up the following message to Mavericks fans.
Mark Cuban's CyberDust message to Mavs fans (he says there is more to come): pic.twitter.com/bTq1Jqz2qa
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 9, 2015
“There will be a time when I detail everything I know regarding the last 48 hours,” Cuban wrote.
“I don’t think the time is right to say anything beyond the facts that [Jordan] never responded to me at all yesterday,” he continued. “Not once. To this minute I have not heard anything from him since Tuesday night.”
Cuban also addressed the Mavs’ other free agent pickup, Wes Matthews, in his CyberDust post.
“I specifically told Wes that I would not hold him to his commitment if he wanted to go elsewhere,” Cuban continued.
“I can’t print his exact response, but suffice to say he is excited to play for our Mavs 🙂 Wes Matthews is exactly the type of player we want in a Mavs uniform and our fans will love him,” Cuban concluded his message.
The fiery Mavericks owner also had words on Twitter for Broussard, calling him out for his reporting about how he was driving around trying to obtain Jordan’s address.
“… that’s is the dumbest s–t Ive ever heard,” Cuban wrote in a tweet in response to Broussard. “If you had any ethics u would msg me and I will give u his address.
Jordan’s flip-flop obviously is the craziest story to emerge from the NBA’s free agency frenzy of the past week or so. And with the outspoken Cuban intrinsically involved in all the madness, it’s bound to get even crazier.