Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he "was more than upset," about Jason Kidd's flip-flop decision to spurn Dallas and join the New York Knicks. "I thought he was coming. I was pissed."
"I totally understand his side," said Kidd when asked if he understood the owner's position. "Does Mark understand my side?"
Cuban's position (as stated in an ESPN Radio interview) is that Kidd betrayed him and the Mavs organization, presumably headquartering in The Hamptons to recruit Deron Williams to the Mavs ... joining the Mavs in failing to do that ... and then, after the club all but announced the 39-year-old veteran's return to Dallas under the terms of a three-year contract -- Kidd's decidied to instead join the Knicks.
"J-Kidd's a big boy, he can do whatever he wants," Cuban says. "But you don't change your mind like that. I'm sure I'll get over it at some point, but as of right now, I wouldn't put J-Kidd's number in the rafters. ... no chance. ... I like J-Kidd. He's a good guy. ...