Thursday July 9th, 2015

Blake Griffin might’ve broken the Internet by tweeting a photo of what appeared to be DeAndre Jordan’s furniture during the Los Angeles Clippers’ emergency meeting in Jordan’s home Wednesday night.

“Don't agree with the furniture layout but I'm not an interior designer,” Griffin said in the tweet, which showed a chair positioned up against the door ... purportedly to keep Mark Cuban and other incoming Dallas Mavericks officials from entering.

Griffin, along with Clippers coach Doc Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and players Chris Paul, Paul Pierce and J.J. Reddick, reportedly flew to Jordan’s off-season home in Houston on Wednesday in a miraculous, last-ditch effort to convince him to renege on his verbal commitment to sign with the Mavericks and instead re-sign with the Clippers, with whom he played his first seven NBA seasons.

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The meeting capped a wild day for NBA fans, who believed Griffin and Paul were on vacation, with the latter blowing up the Internet with the photo of him aboard a banana boat with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Wade’s wife, actress Gabrielle Union.

The rest of the day included a bizarre, seemingly neverending series of clues regarding the Clippers group’s methods of travel for getting to Jordan in a number of emoji-only tweets.

The NBA off-season, folks. Take note, other sports: This is how it’s done.

Update: Griffin called it a night after reports indicated Cuban had begun informing other Mavericks officials that Jordan was staying with the Clippers. Oh, to be a fly in that tent.

Mike Fiammetta

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