Chandler Parsons was ‘offended’ when the Rockets tried to recruit LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony


Ex-Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons talks to referee Sean Wright. (LM Otero/AP)

Newly signed Dallas Maverick Chandler Parsons isn’t very happy about how free agency season went down. The forward is specifically hurt by how his old team, the Houston Rockets, aggressively went after LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony in hopes of finding a third star to ramp up the efforts of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Parsons told Yahoo Sports:

“Honestly, I was offended by the whole process. They publicly said that they were going out looking for a third star when I thought they had one right in front of them. I guess that’s just how they viewed me as a player. I don’t think I’ve scratched the surface of where I can be as a player and I think I’m ready for that role.”

Sweetening his sour grapes, perhaps, Parsons also added:

“You can’t knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys. And they are looking to make their team better. That’s what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that.”

While the Rockets failed to sign James, who you may have heard decided to return to Cleveland, Bosh, who stuck with Miami, or Anthony, who re-signed with the Knicks, they did manage to score ex-Washington Wizard Trevor Ariza with a four-year $32 million deal.

But don’t cry for Parsons. He’s making out pretty well with the Mavericks. He signed a three-year, $46 million contract after he caught wind of the Spurs’ plan that didn’t include him.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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