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DeAndre Jordan’s Apology Doesn’t Soothe Cuban

Talk about change of heart, and chaos all around. Looks like Jordan rejected the Mavericks last week, reneging on an agreement he had to sign with the team, and instead went on to sign a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

This appears to be one of the wildest free agency adventures in NBA history. Last Friday, Jordan tried to ease things up a bit by posting a short, public apology to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and all Dallas fans. Cuban, however, wasn’t impressed at all, and dismissed Jordan’s apology as fake, claiming it’s not an apology “when you don’t write it yourself.”

We can’t really blame Cuban, since Jordan’s sudden “change of heart” put the Mavericks in a very difficult position. They recently stopped pursuing other centers for a week, certain that Jordan was their new centerpiece. With few options left, the Mavericks agreed to a trade for Zaza Pachulia, a 31-year-old veteran from the Milwaukee’s Bucks.

How all this will affect the Mavericks’ future games, only time will tell.

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