Players ‘mobilizing’ to go meet DeAndre Jordan, tweet emojis so you know it’s real
DeAndre Jordan is having second thoughts about his verbal commitment to join the Mavericks in free agency, and has scheduled a meeting with the Clippers in Houston which will give them one last chance to convince him to stay.
The Mavericks, too, are expected to meet with Jordan, with Mark Cuban heading to Houston to try to seal the deal.
As the details of this meeting began to emerge, things quickly gained traction on Twitter, and became all kinds of hilarious.Chandler Parsons was instrumental in recruiting Jordan all along, so it wasn’t surprising to see him announce his intentions to travel by plane to be a part of the conversation.
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 8, 2015
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that J.J. Redick, who was extremely harsh in his criticism of the Clippers for letting Jordan get away, lives in nearby Austin, Texas, and had been “mobilized” to attend the proceedings.
— JJ Redick (@JJRedick) July 8, 2015
Blake Griffin, who has a strong sense of humor and rarely misses out on a comedic opportunity, quickly joined in on the emoji madness.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 8, 2015
Chris Paul, fresh off a vacation which included a banana boat ride with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, brought it all to an appropriately ridiculous conclusion.
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 8, 2015
Except it wasn’t the conclusion — the jokes just keep rolling in. Paul Pierce wanted in on the act, but the best part is that the 37-year-old didn’t use an emoji; he took a picture of one instead.
Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson jumped in ...
as did the Golden State Warriors ...
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 8, 2015
This may actually be the greatest day in NBA history.