DeAndre Jordan backed out of a verbal agreement with the Dallas Mavericks to remain with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan made the switch after a face-to-face meeting at his Houston home with a contingent of Clippers, including Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce.
Chandler Parsons was heavily involved in recruiting Jordan to the Mavericks. And it worked, at first.
Parsons was a little frustrated with how things went down at the end, venting to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.
He wasn’t ready for being a franchise player. He was scared,” Parsons said. “He was scared to take the next step in his career. There was no other reason other than that he was comfortable and he has friendships there. How you make a business decision like that is beyond me. How you ignore an owner like Mark who is in your hometown just waiting for a chance to talk to you is beyond me.
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