DALLAS — Center Samuel Dalembert apologized to coaches and teammates after oversleeping and missing the Mavericks’ Monday shootaround, which led to him being benched for the first quarter of Dallas’ loss to the Denver Nuggets.
DeJuan Blair started in the place of Dalembert, whose reputation for being unreliable is one reason the 12-year veteran is playing for his fifth team in five seasons. Bernard James subbed in for Blair before Dalembert started the second quarter.
“I’m very disappointed in myself,” said Dalembert, who had two points, two blocks, three rebounds and three fouls in 18 minutes off the bench. “I don’t have an excuse. It shouldn’t happen. I’m still trying to get over it. I’m very upset.”
“Just saying it frustrates me. It pisses me off. I shouldn’t put myself in that situation.”
Source: Tim MacMahon, ESPNDallas.com