Mavs center Erick Dampier received a lot of attention after comments he made about Spurs guard Tony Parker to the Dallas Morning News following Monday's 21-point loss to San Antonio. Dampier said, "Every time he drives the lane, we have to put him on his back. The first foul has to tell him he's in for a long night. My first foul Thursday night is going to put him on his back. I guarantee it."
After today's practice Dampier addressed the issue never apologizing, "It wasn't said intentionally to go out and hurt anyone," said Dampier. "I probably shouldn't of said it like that."
Dampier added that he was referring to his team "protecting the paint", and that it was a heat of the moment comment. It will be interesting to see that first foul tomorrow night. You can bet the referees will be watching closely.