At some point in their lives, most people have been in one of those passive aggressive conversations where each side attempts to end the conversation in faux-amicable fashion (with a thinly-veiled final insult), only for the other person to respond in kind. That’s basically where Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban are at this point in their summer-long battle over DeAndre Jordan and the court of public opinion.
Over two months old, the two are still verbal sparring over who maintained more of their dignity without realizing the more they continue to gossip, the more they grind each other’s reputation to (Cyber)dust.
Cuban’s latest barb was to assert that Rivers’s “professional life was over” had Jordan remained committed to the Mavs. Rivers has now replied via the O.C. Register, saying, “I think what happened with D.J. was he decided to choose substance and character over smoke and mirrors.”
The NBA version of the “Real Housewives” franchise, both sides are re-writing history and pretending to be content with the final result, since that gives them the high ground. Instead, both come off like children, and have somehow made Jordan’s original indecision look mature by comparison.