DALLAS _ Miami Heat free agent center Erick Dampier is not a happy camper.
After the Dallas Mavericks finished off the Heat in six games to win the NBA championship on June 12, it was widely reported that Dampier was out partying with the Mavs. Not so, Dampier said.
“That’s a damn joke,’’ Dampier said Wednesday. “Why would I want to party with the Dallas Mavericks when they just beat us?’’
Dampier said an ESPN reporter tweeted that he was partying with the Mavs. He also said his handlers and representatives of the Heat contacted the reporter and supposedly had the matter corrected.
Still, Dampier was upset that something of that nature got widely reported when it wasn’t true.
“It all started with a tweet,’’ Dampier said. “With all the pictures that were posted online, show me one picture where Erick Dampier was in it hanging out and partying with the Dallas Mavericks.
“Just show me one picture. They can’t, because there’s not one. You can’t invent one and you can’t find one.’’
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