Report: Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony Recruited DeAndre Jordan

by June 30, 2015

LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is one of the most sought-after free agents this summer, and his phone is blowing up.

Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Chandler Parsons have reportedly reached out to express their respective teams’ interest.

As for the Clippers, head coach and team president Doc Rivers has recently met with Jordan, and All-Star point guard Chris Paul is said to be working on smoothing over a reported rift with the big fella.

Per the LA Times:

Jordan’s first meeting will be on Wednesday with the Dallas Mavericks at the Beverly Hills offices of his representative, Relativity Sports, said NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. […] Jordan will meet with the Lakers and then the New York Knicks later in the day, the official said.


The Clippers, who will have Coach Doc Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and a video presentation, will be the last team to meet with Jordan on Thursday, the officials said. […] Jordan and teammate Chris Paul attended an event Saturday in Santa Monica along with plenty of other NBA players, the officials said. The two talked, the officials said, and it was perhaps the first step in Jordan and Paul’s repairing a season-long strain in their relationship.


Jordan has gotten a call from Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, the officials said. Bryant wanted Jordan to know the Lakers are interested. […] Jordan, who will turn 27 on July 21, can sign a five-year maximum deal for $108 million with the Clippers. Other teams under the salary cap can offer Jordan a maximum deal of four years for $80 million, with an opt-out clause after the third season.

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