Dallas Mavs center, Erick Dampier, guarantees to put Tony Parker on his back 9

According to a story posted on ESPN,  Erick Dampier, the Dallas Mavericks‘ 6-foot-11, 265-pound center, had a specific message for San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker after Monday’s playoff game.

“Every time he drives the lane, we have to put him on his back,” Dampier said, according to The Dallas Morning News. “The first foul has to tell him he’s in for a long night.”

Parker scored 38 points in San Antonio’s 105-84 win over Dallas, evening their Western Conference first-round series at 1-1.

“My first foul Thursday night is going to put him on his back,” Dampier said. “I guarantee it.”

Seems like quite a statement to make publicly.  So, does he back it up and not look like a fool for mouthing off…despite risking a costly technical foul for his team?


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9 thoughts on “Dallas Mavs center, Erick Dampier, guarantees to put Tony Parker on his back

  • hone


    An attention-grabbing discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this subject, it might not be a taboo subject however generally persons are not sufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  • Jecsonlamamita

    Ken, you might not realize it, but you’re acatlluy agreeing with dberri in your comment, not refuting him. dberri himself says that the numbers are telling you what , but it’s up to the observer like you or me to fill in the why , which is exactly what you’re doing in your comment. Nowitzki’s production is down this year. The numbers bear that out, but they don’t say why. Your comment presents a potential and sensible-sounding reason why. You may or may not be right. I haven’t watched enough Mavs games this year to offer an opinion on that. I just found it neat that while it seems like you think you’re offering an opposing viewpoint to the article, in truth, you’re supporting it. 🙂