Spencer Dinwiddie has provided an interesting explanation as to why he chose to sign with the Lakers over the Mavs.
Dinwiddie compared the two teams to being parents, with Dallas being the mother and Los Angeles being the father.
“I’ll give y’all something funny that I told my people because I’m fairly candid,” Dinwiddie said. “The two situations kinda felt like this, right? Let’s say you were a kid, and you got your ass whooped by the bully. Dallas would’ve been like your momma being like, ‘It’s OK, baby. Don’t worry about it.’
“Lakers are like your dad: ‘Nah, you better go out there and fight till you win.’ And I just felt like that was what I needed at the time. So I’m a big believer in kind of doing what you need to do at whatever time it is. So that’s how I felt about it.”
Dinwiddie added that another factor in his decision to sign with the Lakers was general manager Rob Pelinka calling him before anyone else.
“One of the things that was on my radar was that Rob was the first call, and that matters,” Dinwiddie said. “I have a history in Dallas. There were several other teams that inquired as well, but it did come down to those two.”
Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to make his debut in purple and gold when the Lakers face the Pistons on Tuesday.
He has averaged 12.6 points and 6 assists per game this season so far.