I taught Mark Cuban everything he knows. Even YOU have a price, Clipper Darrell, HAHAHAHAHA...
Darrell's enthusiasm for his favorite NBA team did not go un-noticed at a recent home game against the Dallas Mavericks. In fact, owner Mark Cuban was most impressed, and in an unprecendented move (via ClipperBlog), has offered Darrell a job with the Mavericks to be THEIR "Number One Fan" :
The Clippers’ loyal and most recognizable fan, Darrell Bailey, AKA Clipper Darrell, might be taking his enthusiastic, crowd-leading voice to Dallas.
The (Orange County) Register learned Thursday that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has scheduled a meeting with Bailey, Jan. 25, in Dallas.
“He offered me a job in Dallas, to do the same thing I do for the Clippers,” said Bailey, whose day job is as an automobile customizer and salesman. He came up to me at the (Jan. 12) game and told me that he loved what I do. That shocked me.”
“I’m still loyal to the Clippers,” Bailey said. “That’s my team. But it isn’t every day that a billionaire knocks on your door. I have to go out and listen.”
Absolutely unbelievable. Not only does this place Mr. Baily in a compromising position, but what kind of message does this send to Mavericks fans? That they're lame and not doing a good job? Well he's right, Mavs fans suck, and let's keep it that way. And although there is some anti-Darrell sentiment amongst some season ticket holders, the reaction to what CD does has been generally positive. Don't do it Darrell, Clipper fans need you!
Bill Walton, in the San Diego Clippers glory days