DeAndre Jordan Re-Signed With Clippers ...Thanks to Doc Rivers' Son?

By Mehak Massand (mehak.massand@mstarsnews.com) | Sep 12, 2015 12:32 PM EDT
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Remember when DeAndre Jordan re-signed with the Clippers despite originally making the decision to sign with the Mavericks? We've recently discovered how this change of mind came to be and apparently, it was due to Doc Rivers' son!

Although Twitter made it seem as though Jordan followed through with his decision to stay with Los Angeles because of the silly Twitter emoji "beef" between Clipper teammates and Mavericks teammates, i.e. Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Chandler Parsons and Paul Pierce, it turns out Snapchat is how Jordan made his way back to LA.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Doc Rivers, the LA Clippers head coach, admitted that Jordan had Snapchatted with one of his sons to let Doc know that Lob City was still on his mind. Surprisingly enough, the son Jordan spoke with via Snapchat was not his teammate Austin Rivers, rather, it was Doc's youngest son, Spencer.

Here's what Doc told Sports Illustrated: "DeAndre thought about leaving, but right away, he knew he wanted to come back. He even Snapchatted my youngest son Spencer. He had told two or three people he'd made a mistake [after signing the offer sheet with Dallas], but the Snapchat said, 'Tell your dad to call me.'"

So even though Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word, he ended up retreating to Lob City and signed a 4-year approximately $88 million deal back in July, according to Fox Sports.

Now, Jordan may feel slightly embarrassed for going back on his word, and for reaching back out to the Clippers after rejecting their max contract offer, but at least he ended up with the Clippers after all. Additionally, Yahoo Sports reports that Jordan made the wise decision to rid himself of his former agent, Dan Fegan, since Fegan was tenaciously persuading Jordan to stay committed to Dallas -- based on a verbal agreement -- due to Fegan's relationship with Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

At least it all worked out in Jordan's favor especially considering the fact that the Mavs probably won't end up in the playoffs even if they had Jordan in the lineup.

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