Shenaniganz in Rockwall is a 75,000 square foot one-stop “entertainment-eater” destination. Under one roof, you can go bowling, listen to live music, play laser tag and arcade games, throw an ax, eat, drink, or get out of an escape room. Unless you’re DeAndre Jordan, Rajon Rondo, or Lamar Odom. These former Dallas Mavericks players are not permitted on the property. It’s clearly marked on the front door.
The owners put the words on the door years ago, but someone tweeted a photo of it over the weekend and the post went viral within 24 hours. It now has over 12,000 retweets, 100,000 likes, thousands of comments, and the photo is touring other social media platforms.
It’s been a tough month for Mavericks fans. Dallas’ season ended on June 6 with a Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. Then they suddenly lost their head coach and president of basketball operations. Misery loves company, so now seems like the perfect time to reopen old wounds.
Parker Coddington, partner of Shenaniganz, said the decision was made after DeAndre Jordan withdrew from his verbal deal to sign a four-year deal with the Mavs in 2015. A die-hard Mavericks fan, Coddington was already bitter about it. of Rajon Rondo who did not adapt to it. with the Mavs the same year, which led to the two going their separate ways. And in 2012, Lamar Odom also underperformed during his brief stint with the Mavs and parted ways with the squad.
âOur company is having fun,â says Coddington. âWe spend a lot of time messing around at work and talking about things. It’s not like we’re doing tax accounting or being a morgue. Dirk has been here before, Shawn Marion sometimes goes out. It was just bitter anger. We would never let DeAndre Jordan come into our house. Who else wouldn’t we let in?
The place is called, after all, Shenaniganz. Coddington says the reaction to their front door going viral has been completely positive. Before that, it just seemed to baffle customers.
âSome people were coming in and they were almost concerned about it,â Coddington says. âEspecially if they don’t know who these people are. They’re like, ‘What did they do? Why can’t they come in? But other customers know the story and get it. They say to me, ‘You really wouldn’t let them in?’ We could let them in, but we would charge them four times what we would charge anyone else.