Blake Griffin: “Only thing social media got correct in regards to DeAndre Jordan’s recruitment was chicken fingers”

Rockets Clippers BasketballLos Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s free agency recruitment took everyone one on a wild ride. Jordan gave a verbal agreement to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, but started having second thoughts a few days later. On July 8, there were many reports that the Clippers were holding Jordan hostage in Houston, while Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was riding around the city looking for his house. Well all-star Blake Griffin was there for the whole ordeal and says the only thing social media got correct in regards to Jordan’s recruitment was about eating chicken fingers.


To be honest, the whole thing was pretty boring. It was like a super laid back family party. Some people were watching TV. Some people were playing video games. After a while, I hopped in the car and drove aimlessly around Houston for an hour just to kill time. When I got back to the house, we were sitting around waiting for 11 p.m. so DeAndre could officially sign. That’s when someone read a tweet that shook us to the core.

“Yo … Hold up. How do they know we’re eating Raising Cane’s?”

Raising Cane’s is a fast-food restaurant that specializes in chicken fingers, crinkle cut fries and Texas Toast. It’s incredibly delicious. This is not sponsored content. I love it. DeAndre’s mom picked up like 50 bags to feed all these people who were lounging in the house. Ballmer gave us his credit card and was like, “Alright, anything you guys want. Anything.”

So, naturally, we picked chicken fingers.

Some ace reporter got a hold of this red-hot information and passed it along to their Twitter followers. It was unbelievable. Impossible. How could they know something like that? We all looked around the room. The call was coming from inside the house.

Allegations flew around. Peoples’ phones were inspected. It was like the end of Reservoir Dogs but in a really tastefully designed living room with a bunch of dudes wearing sweatsuits. In the end, we all decided to eat some more chicken and let it slide. It was just a big joke to pass the time. We were starting to go stir crazy after nine hours.


I will admit that there was a lot of information getting thrown around on the day which led to Cuban calling out a certain ESPN reporter. I think Jordan’s free agency saga will be remembered for how wild and is a reminder on how fast things can quickly change.


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