Turns out all he needed was a little TLC. That or being held hostage in his own home.
After the news became official that Jordan would remain a Clipper, Redick tweeted a 'A+', among other emojis, referring to his comments to Bleacher Report Radio on Tuesday in which he said the Clippers deserved an 'F-' grade for initially losing Jordan during free agency.
Griffin tweeted out photos of a chair in front of what was presumably Jordan's door and of a tent, indicating that he was going to do whatever it took to make sure the center remained his teammate.
Paul tweeted a picture of him and Jordan hugging, along with an
Pierce tweeted out a photo of Jordan signing the papers, alongside Jordan's mother and Rivers.
The Clippers' support came after Jordan had agreed Friday to sign a four-year, $80-million contract with the Mavericks. That commitment, however, could not become official until the
Jordan's teammates were not present at the Clippers' initial meeting with Jordan on Thursday. The Mavericks, on the other hand, had put out a huge recruitment effort for Jordan, which included
At the eleventh hour, the Clippers made up for their earlier actions with the strong showing. The fight began Wednesday morning when Parsons tweeted out an emoji of an airplane, hinting that he was going to fly to Jordan's home to persuade him to keep his commitment to the Mavericks.
Redick responded with a car emoji. Griffin, who was returning from a Hawaiian vacation, tweeted emojis of an airplane, a helicopter and a car. Paul chimed in with emojis of a banana and a boat (he was reportedly on vacation on a banana boat when Jordan verbally committed to the Mavericks). Clippers assistant coach
Jordan, who had been with the Clippers his entire seven-season career, led the NBA in rebounding (15 per game) and field-goal percentage (71%) last season, and also averaged a career-high 11.5 points a game. He had four 20-20 performances -- games with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds -- throughout last season.