Mark Cuban just can't get over the fact that DeAndre Jordan gave him a verbal agreement to join the Dallas Mavericks over the summer only to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Mavs owner was present for the Mavs game against Jordan and the Clippers on Thursday in Los Angeles, the first meeting between the teams since the off-season debacle. Cuban pretty much told anybody who would listen what he thought about Jordan and the Clippers.
"You can change the owner, you can change the players but the Clippers are who they've been for the past 30 years," Cuban told Yahoo Sports.
The billionaire owner added to the Orange County Register: "I don't give a s*** about the Clippers."
And about whether he has spoken with the Clippers center since the summer?
"I haven't said a word to him," Cuban told ESPNDallas. "I haven't heard a word from him. There's no reason to."
The Clippers seemed to take Cuban's comments in stride — if not laughing them off, altogether.
When informed about Cuban's remarks about the Clippers being the same old Clippers, coach Doc Rivers told a pool of reporters: "That's so hurtful. I don't know what to do. [Faking crying, before laughing] We are the Clippers. That's all I'll say."
Clippers point guard Chris Paul had fun with it, too.
"He has my number," CP3 told ESPN. "He used to call me all the time when he wanted me to come to Dallas."
The Clippers trading jabs with Cuban was essentially the most entertaining moment from a night that saw the Clips beat the Mavs 104-88. At one point during the game, Jordan elbowed Mavs' star Dirk Nowitzki, who responded with a hard foul on the Clippers center later... but the game wasn't close.
Although Jordan only scored six points, he ripped down 15 rebounds and blocked four shots.
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