It's hard to make the NBA seem relevant at this time of the year, with the season over and free agency wrapping, but 2015 was a definite exception to that rule.
Frenetic FREE AGENCY
Thanks to the DeAndre Jordan saga, the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks dominated social media and had one twelve hour period where they were making headlines with ease, no matter if the message was bad or good.
Jordan verbally committed to joining the Mavericks only to ultimately re-sign with the Clippers in dramatic fashion thanks to a change of heart and the league's moratorium period.
BECOME A WRITER
Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay3
Getting It Right
Jordan wrote his account of what transpired in those few days on The Players Tribune, Derek Jeter's website where professional athletes write the articles. Griffin's piece - entitled Getting It Right - includes a video explanation to camera.
According to Jordan, the doubts started creeping in on the Monday, two days before the infamous meeting with the Clippers at his house in Houston where he re-signed to stay in LA.
“I woke up Monday morning feeling like there was something missing, something I didn’t do, something that was not covered, and that’s when I started to begin to have second thoughts…"
Jordan went on to add that because he had been with the Clippers since he was 19, he realized that the Clippers and Los Angeles felt more like home than playing in his home-state of Texas was.
"I've been with this team for seven years. One team for my entire career was definitely important to me. I've been here since I was 19, so this is what I know. I love the city, I love the fans, I love my teammates and I love this organization."
Jordan, an All-NBA Third Team and All-Defensive First Team center, will officially be reintroduced as a member of the Clippers in a press conference on Tuesday, his 27th birthday and will surely reiterate some of these comments there.