Chandler Parsons worked hard to get DeAndre Jordan to commit to the Dallas Mavericks.
Parsons, who is represented by the same agency as Jordan, reportedly tried to woo the free-agent center in his hometown of Houston and during a dinner in Southern California last week.
When word got out that Jordan was wavering on the commitment he had made to the Mavericks on Friday, Parsons incited an emoji battle over Twitter when he tweeted out a plane, suggesting that he was going to fly to Houston to persuade Jordan to choose his team.
Jordan reneged on his commitment to the Mavericks on Wednesday, choosing to remain with the Clippers, the team with which he had spent his entire seven-season career. Parsons then took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
Tweeted Parsons: "I thought I had a good pump fake."
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was radio silent Wednesday evening after losing out on the star free agent.
After Jordan had agreed to sign with the Mavericks, Cuban had publicly celebrated, telling sports-talk radio station The Ticket that he saw Jordan becoming the cornerstone of the team.
"We see him as Shaq-like but never having been given the opportunity," Cuban told the radio show. "We told him if he came to the Mavs, he would be a focal point. He would grow into being a franchise player."