“Your butt is mine, Harris. I know you feel good enough to play!”
The Dallas Mavericks didn’t use those words, but that’s the general sentiment of their hilarious new video spoofing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Titled “Devin Harris is Harris Bueller,” the video shows the Mavericks guard’s head superimposed onto Ferris’ body.
Harris takes his day off and the fun begins.
While all in good fun, the point of the video is that Dallas fans are depending on Harris. His production off the bench, especially in the second half, has been a deciding factor for the Mavericks in recent games, and the franchise can’t afford to have him out down the stretch.
Harris left Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors with a sore Achilles, and according to Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News, he is questionable coming into Wednesday’s contest against the Utah Jazz.
“[The Achilles pain] started before the game, sort of tightened up,” Harris told reporters after Tuesday night’s game. “I tried to go, it just wasn’t feeling right.”
While bothersome, Harris hinted he might suit up to play against the Jazz.
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Harris said. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and make a decision.”
Teammate Dirk Nowitzki said that Harris leaving Tuesday night’s game was unfortunate, and that the team needs him if it hopes to make the postseason.
“Devin being out hurt us, it’s as simple as that,” Nowitzki told reporters. “If he’s going to miss some more games, it’s going to be tough for us to get in [the playoffs]. We need him, his production off the bench.”
The team's message is clear: This is not the right time for days off, Harris. The Mavericks need you, and they are willing to show it with a hilarious work of video editing genius.
We can only expect that owner Mark Cuban will play the part of Cam’s old man should Harris not suit up for the Jazz. The Mavericks are his red Ferrari, and he will not be happy if an absent player causes them to crash before making the postseason.
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