The ugly Mark Cuban – Doc Rivers feud from July over DeAndre Jordan is two months old, but clearly, it’s not forgotten. Last week, Doc Rivers went on Colin Cowherd’s radio show and made it sound like he didn’t have anything to say to Cuban because the Mavericks owner “acted very silly.”
Today, Cuban was talking with Cowherd and responded. Harshly:
"“It shows you what someone will do when their entire future is vanishing in front of them … his professional life was over … if he didn’t get DJ … he did what he needed to do.”"
Cuban is of course speaking about Rivers flying to Texas to essentially hold the 7-footer hostage so the Mavericks couldn’t sign him. And Cuban’s … not wrong.
After the Clippers collapsed in the playoffs, losing a 3-1 series lead to the Rockets, Rivers shouldered all the blame because as GM and coach, the franchise looked to have hit a wall.
Please mark it on your calendar: Thursday, October 29th. Mavericks at Clippers. The atmosphere for that one will be … interesting.