DeAndre Jordan’s Debacle?

  • 8-26-2015

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Oh no, he did nothing wrong.

I cannot fathom why the sports world was going belly up when DeAndre Jordan changed his mind and didn’t sign with the Dallas Mavericks as he said he would, but instead decided to re-sign with the LA Clippers. Many persons castigated him and thought he was less than honorable to do so. But why would they feel that way?

 

The fact is business protocol especially at the NBA level where so much millions is at stake, requires a contract to be reduced in writing. Expression of an intention in my view is not binding. Though in some cases I will hasten to say it can be less than honorable to go back on a promise, but not in this situation. Why did Dallas run with the announcement that he was “going to sign” with them. That’s simply a promise and nothing more. The fact that he was expected to sign at a future date should have caused the management of the Dallas Mavericks to tread carefully and cautiously. They ought to have shut their mouths until they had Jordan’s signature where it mattered most.

 

This saga is an indictment on the management of the Dallas Mavericks. They have themselves to blame but thanks to Blake Griffin and Paul Pearce to have played such a pivotal role in having Jordon resigning with the Clippers. Chris Paul (the team leader) was noticeably absent from that meeting at Jordan’s Texas home. It’s rumored that Jordan and Paul are not the best of friends but she should have been there.

 

Mark Cuban the owner of that franchise is hailed as a successful businessman. But how could he not know better? Or is this evidence that his business success came by chance and not through meticulous and well thought out prudent business practices?

 

Even when contracts are signed and sealed, they are breached, meaning they cannot be relied on for one hundred percent performance. That’s why our courts are inundated with law suits for breach of contracts.

 

When the time came for him to sign he just didn’t sign with the Dallas Mavericks and opted to re-sign with his old team, which is the only NBA team that he has ever played for.

 

This is a perfect example of “never count your chickens before they are hashed” because from time immemorial it has been said that; A promise is a comfort to fool!


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