Dallas Mavericks writer Earl K. Sneed has been reporting on Mavs basketball for the last seven years. You may have noticed him giving game updates on NBA TV, doing interviews with the staff giving his thoughts on behalf of the players and team on the happenings of all things Mavs. Tuesday, Sneed sent out his farewell message on Twitter as he departed his familiar position with the team after working his way up from being a freelancer for Mavs.com. The tweet has since been deleted, but the internet never loses, so here’s a screenshot. For most, this is a bittersweet occasion, departing with a long-time team family member along with all of the time and passion they gave to an organization. In Sneed’s case, it was awkward and, ironically, nothing sweet about it.