Feb 7, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Shane Larkin (3) drives to the basket during the game against the Utah Jazz at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Jazz 103-81. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Former Mavericks Shane Larkin gets posterized by Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks traded away young guard Shane Larkin to the New York Knicks in the deal that brought Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to north Texas. After the trade went down, Larkin’s father, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, had some less than kind things to say, ripping the Mavericks and head coach Rick Carlisle in the process.

“Dallas doesn’t do a good job of developing players,” Larkin told the New York Post. “They’re in win-now mode. [Coach] Rick Carlisle doesn’t know how to develop young players, and Shane was a rookie. It always was a struggle for him to figure out what was going on.’’

The elder Larkin has since defended his words and attempted to clarify on Twitter.

Well in the Mavericks’ first game of the Summer League, they played the Knicks and Larkin. Early in the game Larkin was on the wrong end of a dunk from Eric Griffin.

Larkin tried to get in front of Larkin who elevated and slammed it home emphatically for a highlight. This is what we call posterizing, but do we still call it that if it happens in the Summer League? I don’t know if they make Summer League posters.

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