In what will go down as one of the most epic endings to a free agency period, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban found himself at the center of a highly watched social media storm.
Less than a week ago, DeAndre Jordan, a native of Houston who played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, had verbally committed to joining the Mavericks.
But within a few days, it became apparent that Jordan was having second thoughts.
In an effort to keep DeAndre on their respective sides, players from both the Mavericks and Clippers tweeted out some not-so-subtle emojis to announce they were on the way to Jordan’s home in Houston.
The situation seemed to keep escalating, as the Clippers front were allowed to meet with Jordan and did not leave until the free agency moratorium ended and he could officially re-sign with the team. Cuban, who had tried to get in contact with Jordan throughout the day, was reportedly not allowed in to meet with him. Once inside, it was clear the Clippers camp was not leaving.
The whole thing might have played out in Houston, but Twitter definitely had the last laugh.
Once the clock struck midnight Eastern time, Jordan made it official and signed a massive four-year, $88 million contract with the Clippers. Twitter users reached out with a few options going forward, ending the most hilarious night of the NBA’s free agency.