A Dear Donnie Letter

A Dear Donnie Letter

Every offseason, I write a piece about the Top Ten Best and Worst Off Season moves. In this past year’s version, I was particularly critical of Dallas Mavericks President, Donnie Nelson and Dallas owner, Mark Cuban. I panned their two big moves in a very derisive way. When I see how Dallas’ season is working out, I’ve realized that in the words of Apollo Creed, I owe them, especially Nelson, an engraved apology. So I decided to do what I do when I feel like I wronged someone. I write them a letter. Dear Donnie, When you signed Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon this past offseason, I thought both the length and the dollar amount of both were borderline insane. That, combined with the fact that neither of them were qualified to guard my money in a game of Monopoly while I’m in the bathroom, made me think that you had lost your marbles and that an imposter wearing a Donnie Nelson mask had invaded the Dallas front office. Well, Donnie, I can make all the stupid jokes I want and mock your offseason moves, but I’m the one who looks like the fool because it’s actually working out. Lets start with Monta Ellis, who wears the moniker of a no D chucker maybe more than any other player in the league. When I criticized your signing of Ellis, part of my trepidation had to do with your no-nonsense head coach, the great Rick Carlisle. I figured that the first time Ellis threw up a 3 off the dribble or carelessly gambled for a steal, Carlisle would do to Ellis...