On Friday, we shared reports that one-and-done Aggie DeAndre Jordan was headed to the Dallas Mavericks for an $81 million deal. Last night, Jordan went back on his agreement with Dallas to rejoin the Los Angeles Clippers, the team he's played with since entering the NBA.
Last night's saga began by reading like a hostage situation.
Clippers believe DJ is returning to LA but I'm told they are staying at his house until he can sign at midnight.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 9, 2015
So far, Clippers able to keep everyone else out of house, including Cuban, agents. Everyone. They're in four-corners until midnight Eastern.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015
In story with @ramonashelburne we also report Mavs now fear they won't now get audience with Jordan as Clips have essentially surrounded him— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2015
This led to some good internetting.
Live look at DeAndre's house.— Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) July 9, 2015
Don't agree with the furniture layout but I'm not an interior designer. pic.twitter.com/23PNgQB88z— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 9, 2015
I thought I had a good pump fake.— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 9, 2015
Everything was finalized just after midnight once free agent signings were permitted by the NBA.
ICYMI: After all the drama, DeAndre Jordan rescinds agreement with Mavericks & decides to rejoin Clippers. http://t.co/rkAcaNT2Rt— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 9, 2015