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Since joining the Dallas Mavericks, former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair hasn't shied away from making his feeling known about his former club.
He stated the Spurs might have won their fifth title had the team played him a lot more in last season's NBA Finals and has made it clear he has circled in his calendar the first time he faces San Antonio.
Well, you can add another reason for DeJuan to have a chip on his shoulder when it comes to the team that drafted him in 2009.
When asked by Eddie Sefko of DallasNews.com as to what happened during his time with the Spurs, Blair states he feels the Spurs stopped believing in him and has no idea why head coach Gregg Popovich stopped giving him minutes.
“I don’t know,” Blair said. “Pop stopped [playing] me. I couldn’t tell you what was going through that man’s head at all. Nobody knows but him.”
“I had to leave and come here where I think they’ll give me confidence and believe in me,” he said. “I didn’t th
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DeJuan Blair has circled the Dallas Mavericks' matchup against his old team, the San Antonio Spurs, next season, and Mark Cuban senses determination in his new forward.
“DeJuan already knows when we’re playing the Spurs,” Cuban said. “We already know what DeJuan is going to do to the Spurs. It’s going to be a beautiful thing.”
Blair was adamant recently that he...
The San Antonio Spurs suffered a narrow defeat to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals falling in Game 7 in Miami. DeJuan Blair believes things would have turned out differently if he were given an opportunity to impact the game.
Instead Blair sat the bench and moved on to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason.
With that series long over Blair has set his eyes on another date the day...
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