Steve Ballmer Rumors
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Wednesday he has met with Los Angeles Clippers counterpart Steve Ballmer and the two have “cleared the air on a few things.” The talk, according to Cuban, took place Tuesday during league meetings in Las Vegas, and it came less than a week after prized free-agent center DeAndre Jordan backed out of an agreed-to deal with the Mavericks to return to the Clippers.
The Mavericks’ owner described the initial conversation between the two as “more than a little frigid,” but noted that talks eventually thawed. “I told him exactly what I told other owners, I didn’t have a problem with his Hail Mary approach to keeping a player,” Cuban said via the Cyber Dust messaging app. “I understood why they did it. And even how they did it. They got their player back. End of story.”
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Blake Griffin has already huddled with DeAndre Jordan on the matter and that Chris Paul could also still join the process / Arash Markazi: In addition to Doc and possibly Ballmer flying to Houston. Clippers making one last big push to keep Jordan in L.A.