Contact Us

Mavericks’ Dalembert Benched For Sleeping In…Again

Getty Images

We were going to suggest fans surprise center Samuel Dalembert’s with thousands of alarm clocks on his birthday but the Dallas Mavericks star doesn’t turn 33 years old until May. He might be out of a job by then and won’t need to wake up on time.

Dalembert dressed for Sunday’s game against the visiting New York Knicks, but did not play, in the 92-80 loss. Mavs’ coach Rick Carlisle benched the 12-year vet because he was late for the team’s Saturday morning practice. Dalembert was benched for the first quarter of Dallas’ Nov. 18 contest against the Philadelphia 76ers for oversleeping and missing a shootaround the morning of the game.

“We need everyone to be all in,” said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, adding that the disciplinary action would be a one-game situation. “Our margins are obviously thin. So we are not going to reinforce behavior that is unacceptable, and that is just the way we are going to do business with him. And we need him, and I like him, and I think we can correct this, and I believe that we will.”

Dalembert apologized for his latest mistake. The 6-11” center is playing for his fifth team in five seasons and has “a reputation for being unreliable.”

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for CLUBHOUSE quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive CLUBHOUSE contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.