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DeAndre Jordan snapchat was first sign of Clippers U-turn, reveals Doc Rivers

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DeAndre Jordan's flipflopping between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers was one of the stories of the NBA offseason.

Seemingly on his way to play in Dallas, Jordan pulled a dramatic last-minute U-turn that culminated in him re-signing with the Clippers.

Social media savvy

The whole thing was played out on social media in an emoji-laded night of madness. Now though, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has revealed that it was another social media tool that first alerted him to Jordan's change of heart.

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“DeAndre thought about leaving, but right away, he knew he wanted to come back,” Rivers explained to Sports Illustrated when recounting the drama this week.

“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.’”

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Welcome to 2015 people, this is now the world we live in. Gone are the days when a sit-down meeting or phone call will decide a free agency decision. In the modern game, it is Snapchat and Twitter that can be at the crux of a multi-million dollar decision.

Perfect tool

In fairness to Jordan, Snapchat appears to be the perfect tool to use in his situation.

Had his reunion with the Clippers not have panned out, and had the big man have joined up with the Mavs this season, the self-destructing nature of a Snapchat would have left no hard evidence that he really did want to change his plans.

As it was though, after a night playing cards and barricading doors, DeAndre Jordan is back in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future.

NBA fans: Was Jordan right to change his mind at such a late stage, and have Dallas recovered? Have your say in the comments below...

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