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by: Esteban On  Thursday, June 29, 2017


One of the best things to come out of the bizarre DeAndre Jordan free agency saga was The Great NBA Emoji War of 2015. Now, in the wake of the huge Chris Paul trade, a couple of key figures in that Emoji War are revisiting the epic battle.

For those who may have forgotten, on July 3, 2015, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan verbally agreed to sign a four-year, $80 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. However, a few days later Jordan began having second thoughts, and on July 8, a bunch of his Clippers teammates flew to his hometown of Houston to convince him to stay in Los Angeles. Then Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also flew to Houston and drove around all night calling Jordan in an attempt to get him to keep his promise.

In the end, the Clippers won. Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and company supposedly “locked” Jordan in his house until he agreed to renege on his agreement with the Mavericks.

While all this was going on, an emoji war erupted on Twitter. It started with Chandler Parsons tweeting an airplane emoji, which people interpreted to mean he was on his way to Houston to try to convince Jordan to join the Mavericks.


Before long everybody in the NBA was tweeting travel emojis back-and-forth.


One of the most hilarious tweets came from Paul Pierce, who was 37 at the time. Being old, he apparently didn’t quite understand how to tweet an emoji, so instead he tweeted a photo of the rocket emoji.


On Wednesday, after the Clippers traded Paul to the Rockets, Paul Pierce and Chandler Parsons revisited the Emoji War of 2015.

Pierce once again tweeted the rocket emoji, which made more sense this time. And this time it wasn’t a picture of the rocket emoji, but the actual emoji itself:

Of course, old man Pierce still managed to screw up the phrase “on point,” but hey, he’s trying!

As for Parsons, he brought up the whole “locking the player in a house” strategy:


Well played, Chandler Parsons.

Hat Tip – [theScore]