DeAndre Jordan apologizes for backing out of verbal agreement with Mavericks
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DeAndre Jordan went full-blown wrestling heel on the Dallas Mavericks, reneging on a verbal agreement to join the franchise so he could re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once the NBA's free agency moratorium was lifted.

Clippers fans are obviously ecstatic to have their 6-foot-11 center back with the team, although followers of the Mavericks must feel a little shafted after Jordan's change of heart, especially considering the ludicrous chain of events that led up to it.

A few apology messages may help sooth things over, as the 26-year-old has taken to social media to let the world know, especially Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, how sorry he is for the way things went down.

The sentiment is nice, but according to ESPN's Tim McMahon, Jordan and Cuban haven't said a word to each other since Tuesday. Twitter apologies are the wave of the future, but saying you're sorry face-to-face brings an added touch that 140 characters simply can't provide.

Having one final private meeting with Cuban to clear the air, shake hands, and walk away would have been the appropriate strategy to put a close to one of the more bizarre storylines you'll see in the world of basketball. From emoji wars and fake dates to false reporting and ignored phone calls, the Jordan-Mavericks-Clippers saga featured a whole lot of weird and far less rational thinking.

In the end, the Clippers have their starting 5 who led the league in field-goal percentage and rebounding back in the fold, Cuban is still filthy rich, Chandler Parsons keeps his winning smile, and the Mavericks have picked themselves up and will reportedly roll with Zaza Pachulia to replace Tyson Chandler and "backtrack" Jordan.

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