The enigmatic owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban explained that the situation with DeAndre Jordan was like “makeup sex”. In fact he said the only thing he would change about it would be to tell Jordan to switch his twitter profile after initially accepting the Mavs offer.
“When you have a situation like DeAndre, makeup sex is always the best sex, but after the makeup sex is over, you stare at that same face and realize the problems are the same,” Cuban told The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Wednesday. “It’s hard for free agents to get past that sometimes.”
After Cuban thought he had struck a deal with Jordan, he expressed it to everyone leading to a
$25, 000 dollar fine. Jordan never publically acknowledged the deal through the main social media source Twitter. He didn’t change his profile pic either, which led some to believe he still was undecided.
“I think the only thing I would have done differently is make him change his Twitter profile picture right off the bat,” Cuban said. “I think by having it just stays the way that it was, it gave him an out. He hadn’t fully committed. Having him change his social media profiles right then was something I thought about and I thought, ‘Nah, that’s not an issue. Let’s not bring that up.’ But it happens. You move on. Next.”
When Cuban was asked what he learned from the Jordan situation, he said, “Nothing. In all types of business you have to understand the person you’re dealing with, and there are things about him that we didn’t know and gave him credit for that we probably shouldn’t have given him credit for. It was a decision he couldn’t stick to and it’s over. That’s just the way it works.”
On Tuesday per pay per head sportsbook sources, Richard Jefferson also had a change of heart and now is leading towards signing with the Cavs.
“People change their minds,” Cuban said. “I don’t have a problem with that.
Richard Jefferson called me yesterday or the day before, and we had a long talk. He changed his mind. It made sense for both parties to say, ‘OK, let’s be friends.’ One of the things I’ve learned, and I learned it probably with Steve Nash: Life is a long, long, long time; basketball is a short career. It may be five, it may be 10, it may be, if you’re lucky, 15 years of your life, so you put things in context. From a Mavs standpoint, did it screw us up just because of the nature of free agency? I think we’ve recovered nicely so far, but it wasn’t optimal.”