LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Our own Gina Miller attended the 2015 Clippers Media Day and found out what really happened regarding DeAndre Jordan’s resigning with the Clippers this off-season.

Written By: CBS2 / KCAL 9 Anchor / Reporter Gina Miller

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“It wasn’t that dramatic,” Chris Paul said regarding the supposed lock-in at DeAndre Jordan’s Houston home this summer.

“It wasn’t exciting at all. It was really boring. We just talked and ate food,” Jordan said. “From the outside looking in, it looked like this big secret mission but it was boring.”

By now you know the story. If not here’s the short version: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. He reconsidered.

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His teammates descended upon Jordan’s Houston home to convince him to remain in LA. Blake Griffin almost broke Twitter with his tweets chronicling the drama. Jordan then re-signed with the Clippers.

In truth, it wasn’t that simple. Nothing ever is. But it probably wasn’t the spectacle it was portrayed to be either. That’s usually the case, too.

While the message during Friday’s media day was that there was no acrimony contributing to Jordan’s decision to consider leaving the Clippers franchise, Griffin did feel the need to add that butting heads are a part of any relationship.

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“There’s never really been like a tension or a moment where I felt like, this isn’t good,” Griffin offered up.

“I tell people this all the time: The person I’m closest with in life is my brother. My brother and I bump heads all the time. Growing up, we always fight but that didn’t mean we don’t love each other.”

“Wait till you get married,” Chris Paul added wryly.


Griffin and Paul are right on both fronts: even the closest people don’t get along. And, yes, spouses sometimes really don’t get along. But at the end of the day, they put whatever differences behind them to make it work. In this case, at the dismay of everyone in the Dallas Mavericks organization and every Mavs fan around the world, it was getting DeAndre Jordan to remain in Los Angeles.

It worked. That’s what friends, teammates and families do: stick together.

“When we were all in Houston, It kind of felt like we were hanging out like we did during the regular season,” Griffin said. “I don’t know if it was as intense or like a standoff situation like everyone made it seem. We wanted to be there for him and we all wanted to him to be happy and I think he’s happy now.”

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