Dirk Nowitzki insists he didn’t intend to disrespect Chandler Parsons while praising his replacement on the Dallas Mavericks.
Some believed that Nowitzki slyly called out Parsons while raving about the work ethic of new Mavs small forward Harrison Barnes.
“He knew he wasn’t a gym rat. He never said he was!” Nowitzki joked to ESPN on Friday, laughing as he jogged up the stairs from the Mavs’ practice court.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN