There are not many owners in the NBA who can relate to players like Mark Cuban can. Like many professional athletes, Cuban came from nothing and earned himself a fortune. The way Cuban went about signing Chandler Parsons to an offer sheet on Wednesday night is another example of why he’s an awesome boss.
Several people who were at the same club as Cuban and Parsons posted photos on social media. Cuban literally brought the offer sheet with him to the club and then stuck around for a good time. Fansided passed along some of the tweets that show first-hand accounts of how it went down. They contain some NSFW language. The one from Chandler’s mom (@sadie1532) does not:
— Daniel Morgan (@DmoSwag) July 10, 2014
VIP life pic.twitter.com/QEfIzcT56T
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) July 10, 2014
A great celebration! pic.twitter.com/M7yy4WoFmq
— Terri Parsons (@sadie1532) July 10, 2014
Parsons also shared his thoughts at the end of the night.
Extremely humbled! One night of fun and back to work. THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me! I am blessed.
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 10, 2014
The three-year offer sheet is reportedly worth more than $45 million. The Houston Rockets have 72 hours to match it, but doing so would not leave them with money to make a run at free agents like Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. After the night he had with Cuban, I’m sure Parsons is crossing his fingers the Rockets don’t match.