DeAndre Jordan Used SnapChat To Let The Clippers Know He Was Still Interested Because Of Course He Did
LBS- In an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated on Thursday, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers touched on a variety of subjects including his playing days and time as head coach of the Boston Celtics. Rivers also shared an interesting tidbit about how DeAndre Jordan went about revealing his second thoughts on verbally agreeing to leave the Clippers and sign with the Mavericks.
“DeAndre thought about leaving, but right away, he knew he wanted to come back,” said Rivers. “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.’”
This is a perfect example of why you can't fault DeAndre Jordan for going back on his word and returning to the Clippers. It's the same reason why you shouldn't have expected him to call Mark Cuban after the fact and let him know about his change of heart. DeAndre Jordan is just an overgrown child. Sure, he plays like basketball like a man (except when he shoots foul shots like a 3rd grader), but deep down inside he's really just an impressionable teenager. A 27 year old impressionable teenager.
Look, you know when you were younger and you got invited to a birthday party that you didn't want to go to, but your parents made you go anyway? Then you just sat in the corner and sulked because you weren't having fun. That's pretty much the exact same thing that happened here. DeAndre's agent told him he had to go to Dallas so he obliged, mostly just because he didn't realize he's grown man that can make is own decisions. The only difference is that way back in the 90's we didn't have social media to let all of our friends, and the rest of the world, know that we weren't happy doing what we were forced into doing. If I had a smart phone when I was the only boy at Alice's Princess Party when I was younger I would have snapchatted sooooo many gun emojis to my head. That's how kids handle things. They are passive aggressive. They don't take responsibility for their decisions. They let the blame for said decisions fall on the shoulders of people that either have more say than they do, or people they perceive to have more say than they do. That's why DeAndre Jordan decided to SnapChat Doc Rivers youngest son. Kids don't want to engage adults, they want to engage other kids. "Tell your dad to call me" is the most childish SnapChat in the history of grown men using SnapChat. It's the equivalent of telling your crush's bestie that you like her friend in hopes of that game of telephone resulting in your crush approaching you. Let her handle that awkward situation. Leave the ball in her court. That's just who DeAndre Jordan is, a 7 foot tall child with a multimillion dollar contract. Expecting him to act like an adult would be like expecting a classroom full of 6th graders to hold their laughter when Little Johnny lets out a billowing fart during Study Hall. I like DeAndre Jordan, but the notion of him acting with maturity is simply unrealistic, so let's just accept him for the big, lovable goofball that he is.