The Los Angeles Clippers are "lobbying" for DeAndre Jordan to change his mind and return to Los Angeles this summer, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Mark Spears confirms the report, saying that Jordan "loves the team closeness".
It's true -- Jordan has not signed anything official yet. He and the Mavericks agreed to a verbal deal for the max, but official paperwork cannot be passed through to the league office until Thursday, when the free agent moratorium has been lifted. There is nothing about Jordan's decision that is binding.
According to Stein's report, the Clippers have been going around Jordan's representatives and have been contacting him directly. The Clippers are meeting with Jordan sometime today to ask him to reconsider his decision.
However, this never, ever happens. In fact, the only example I can think of is Jason Kidd reneging on his decision to return to Dallas and instead jumping ship to sign with the New York Knicks. But seriously, how many free agents have signed this season, and last season, and the season before that? Hundreds have. Once you make a verbal agreement, you stick with it.
All this is to say that no, I'm not particularly concerned about Jordan reversing his decision and decided, "Nah, I'll actually go back to the Clippers." But come on. How lame is that. What is Los Angeles even doing? Chris Paul, you ignored Jordan, the third best player on your team, all season. Some loving text messages now is just making this whole thing worse for you.