Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban addressed fans directly Friday morning via Cyber Dust, saying DeAndre Jordan had told him he was on a date when he was actually meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The business mogul gave his account of what happened with Jordan in an effort to clear up reports from ESPN's Chris Broussard that Cuban was driving around downtown Houston on Wednesday texting Jordan's family and "begging" for his home address.
Cuban later replied to Broussard, saying the reporter was lied to.
Turns out, according to Cuban, he already knew Jordan's home address and had actually showed up at his doorstep to find no one home because Jordan was allegedly out on a date.
Here is the full message, transcribed from screenshots tweeted by Baseball Prospectus' Kenny Ducey:
Dear Mavs fans,
After all the nonsense coming from an ESPN employee on Twitter, I thought I would provide the events of the day on Tuesday.
Through all of Monday we were texting back and forth discussing players available, the amount of cap room we had left. Who our staff liked. Who he liked. How excited he was.
Then on Tuesday the communications basically stopped and we started hearing rumblings from multiple people that something was up.
So I flew down to Houston and got a room at the galleria, which is just a few minutes from his house. I had my driver take me to his house. It's inside a small gated community but the gate was wide open so we drove in and I literally walked up to his door.
There was no one home. So I texted him saying that I was there. I know something is up. Let's talk. He texted me that he was on a date.
I told him to have fun. I wasn't in a rush, that I was happy to come by there and say hi or if he wanted to make the date fun, take them to Dallas for a night out.
He didn't respond.
After about 10 minutes I went back to the hotel. I wasn't going to sit in front of his house. I didn't think that was right.
When I got back to the hotel I texted him that I wasn't in front of his house. Have fun on his date and we will talk.
He hit me back immediately saying thanks.
He knew I was in town. He knew I was close by. I knew something was up. I was getting the same reports everyone else was.
I also knew this agents were coming to town. It made sense that he would talk to them and worst case, even if he was having second thoughts the agent would be able to give me updates.
Like any big career move it's natural to have second thoughts. So while I was concerned, I still wasn't worried. So I went to bed.
More to come.
And for those who care. I like this medium because it's like having a face to face conversation. I can say what I want. No trolls. I can reach any size audience. And respond to people easily.
I will also reblast this to +blogmaverick
+letsgomavs and Dust On