The Clippers brass rolled deep into Houston last night to try and convince DeAndre Jordan to walk away from his verbal agreement with the Dallas Mavericks and return to LA. The contingent included Head Coach Doc Rivers, Owner Steve Ballmer, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick, and newly-acquired Paul Pierce. After the meeting ended, drama ensued in the most NBA of ways…

YOUR MOVE, CUBAN.

I think … yup, confirmed: this is my favorite tweet of all-time.

https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/618967224536158208

Mark Cuban’s brother seemed rather displeased with Chris Broussard’s scorching hot breaking news.

https://twitter.com/bcuban/status/618969459051507712

Blake Griffin barricaded DeAndre inside house while simultaneously keeping the frantic Mark Cuban from entering before the NBA moratorium ended at 12:01 AM EST. The war was on.

Don’t blame cubes at all for flipping out. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I imagine Mark ringing DeAndre’s doorbell like: “DID SOMEONE ORDER A PIZZA???”

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The Clippers were prepared for any sort of Home Alone invasion attempt.

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As the mood lightened and the Clippers got the confirmation that DeAndre was going to sign, Blake then decided to took refuge in his outpost that he built in DeAndre’s yard.

But then things got serious again for a quick second…

…as CP3 went all Edgar Allen Poe on us…

I guess it was a match made in ‘tough love’ heaven…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64OWlQDLFSU

Anyways, the dust eventually settled…

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons delivered the perfect subtweet.

As did former Mavericks center Tyson Chandler, who just signed with the Phoenix Suns…

And then it was Facebook official…

The truth hurts, Dallas…

JJ Redick and his prius emoji had won the day…

https://twitter.com/JJRedick/status/618995498238611460

And Paul Pierce still doesn’t know how to use emojis…

…and to be honest: I wouldn’t want it any other way.

A couple of thoughts recapping the night that was #TheIndecision…
  1. If David Stern was still commissioner, he would announce right now that Clippers vs. Mavericks in Dallas is the primetime Christmas Day game.
  2. If tonight is any sort of precedence, we should probably expect the Oklahoma City Thunder to lock Kevin Durant in the ‘Saw’ basement for the entirety of the 2016 Summer.
  3. You knew the Jordan Cry Meme had to make an appearance at some point, so, i’ll leave you wonderful reader(s) with this:
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