LOS ANGELES – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn't waste much time Thursday letting everyone know what he thinks about the Los Angeles Clippers.
"I just don't give a [expletive] about the Clippers," Cuban said prior to Dallas' game against the Clippers.
For all of the Clippers' success with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, for all the optimism under new owner Steve Ballmer and coach Doc Rivers, Cuban still doesn't have much respect for the franchise.
"You can change the owner, you can change the players, but the Clippers are who they've been for the past 30 years," Cuban said.
Cuban's animosity toward the Clippers stems from his failed recruitment of center DeAndre Jordan during the offseason. On Thursday, the Mavericks played against Jordan for the first time since he rescinded his verbal commitment during free agency last summer to play for them. Jordan initially agreed to a four-year, $80 million deal with Dallas after being wined and dined by Cuban and forward Chandler Parsons.Read More »from Mavericks owner Mark Cuban mocks Clippers, DeAndre Jordan