DALLAS — Chandler Parsons apparently won’t be able to pocket any of his per diem money this season.
Parsons doesn’t need to be reminded that his three-year, $46 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks was made possible after Dirk Nowitzki agreed to a massive hometown discount, a three-year, $25 million deal that is less than half the market value for the future Hall of Famer. But just in case, the big German has made a sarcastic demand of his new teammate.
“I told him every dinner on the road this year is on him,” Nowitzki told ESPNDallas.com over the weekend, “because it’s my money anyway.”
That’s the kind of ribbing that Parsons takes on a regular basis from Nowitzki.
“He’s just hilarious,” Parsons said. “Like, I never would expect him to be how he is. His personality is very sarcastic. It’s like his personality is kind of to hate on you in a way, but you know it’s out of love.”
Parsons is happy to pick up the check for Nowitzki. In fact, Parsons has been generous with others in the franchise. He bought lunch for every employee in the Mavs’ business office on Wednesday, paying to have four boxes of burritos delivered.