When reports surfaced Wednesday that DeAndre Jordan was considering backing out of his oral commitment with the Dallas Mavericks to sign with the Clippers, ESPN's Chris Broussard tweeted about Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban.
Broussard: "CORRECTION: Sources: Cuban beside himself. Driving around downtown HOUSTON begging (thru texts) Jordan's family 4 address to DeAndre's home"
Cuban took issue with that tweet, and on Thursday made sure to tell the journalist that he was wrong.
Cuban: ".@Chris_Broussard that's is the dumbest ... Ive ever heard. If you had any ethics u would msg me and I will give u his address"
Broussard initially defended himself, posting a series of tweets on Thursday: "@mcuban if you had the address last night, you would've gone to the house. I stand by my multiple sources who had u calling & texting them
"@mcuban you didn't fly to Houston to text all night, did you?"
Cuban fired back, tweeting Thursday: "@Chris_Broussard how about this. You post any proof I was calling/texting his friends asking anything I give 100k to charity of yr choice."
Broussard eventually issued an apology to Cuban, tweeting Friday: "Regarding my Wednesday report: I should have attempted to contact Mark Cuban before reporting what my sources were telling me. I always try to carry myself with honesty and integrity both personally and professionally. I recognize that I tweeted hastily, I’m sorry for it, and I will learn from my mistake."
Cuban detailed Friday morning over text-messaging app Cyber Dust his account of what happened Wednesday, when Jordan reneged on his commitment with the Mavericks and signed with the Clippers.
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