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Brandon Armstrong does spot-on impressions of NBA players, but that's not all. Another game of Armstrong's is impersonating "those guys" you see in pick-up hoops.

His target Monday: point guards who never, ever, ever ever ever, seem to shoot.

It's perfect:


Now, this might remind you of certain NBA players, too. When sharing the post on Twitter, Armstrong dropped the name of a certain Sacramento Kings ball-handler who once won a ring with the Boston Celtics (and, oh yeah, whose name is in the headline of this post).

Note, though, this isn't his official impersonation of Rondo. After all, he didn't do this.

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Days ago, DeAndre Jordan agreed to leave the Los Angeles Clippers for the Dallas Mavericks. But with players unable to officially sign until Thursday, Jordan had time to change his mind. He apparently did, telling Clippers players and officials after a meeting at his house Wednesday evening that he would indeed return.

But that wasn't good enough for L.A. Sources told ESPN that the team stayed at his house after their meeting, refusing to leave until midnight Eastern when the signing could become official -- and, in effect, keeping him from speaking with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, his agents, or anyone else.

In the middle of it all, Blake Griffin appeared to confirm the entire scenario with this tweet from (apparently) inside the house:

Then, 30 minutes later:

Funny! However, you're not going to put this one past us, Blake Griffin.

A Google Images search of "tent in backyard" turns up this strikingly familiar image, pulled from a camping blog post.

A cursory search for "chair against door" couldn't find anything that looked like Griffin's first photo, which leads us to believe it might be real. (And if you are at the house, it would be a lot easier to stage than the tent image.)

Either way, it's just another element of perhaps the craziest offseason day in NBA history -- one that started with emojis, included Kobe Bryant inventing a hashtag, and came to this.

UPDATE: At least Doc Rivers and (if he took the photo) Paul Pierce appeared to stay with Jordan until he officially signed.

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In case you've been living under a rock that doesn't have Wi-Fi or a cell signal, the NBA Internet has spent Wednesday embroiled in an emoji fight.

It started when, after word spread of DeAndre Jordan possibly backing out of his agreed-upon deal with the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas' Chandler Parsons sent out a single-emoji tweet suggesting he was traveling to meet his would-be teammate. A torrent of emoji-based Los Angeles Clippers tweets followed, then the Internet got hold of it, and emojis started flying to all corners of the Web -- some players doing it correctly, others incorrectly, some teams nailing it, others missing the mark, Baron Davis posting a toilet, and much more.

Then, when it seemed like it all was over, Kobe Bryant chimed in to see what was happening:

After an assist from ESPN's own Jemele Hill ...

The Los Angeles Lakers star did his best to shut down the game:

And thus, #mambaout was born.

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Before the playoffs -- and before his Dallas Mavericks took on the Houston Rockets in the first round -- owner Mark Cuban had some very pointed words for his rivals to the south.

Cuban's exact comments, in an interview with Grantland:

"There's no more predictable team than the Rockets. You know exactly what they're gonna do. ... But James Harden is so good. That's what analytics have begot. Right? Predictability. If you know what the percentages are, in the playoffs, you have time to counter them. Whether you're good enough to do it is another question. Because they are very talented, and James Harden, I think, is the MVP. Because that's not a very good team over there."

That's not exactly trashing Houston, but it certainly wasn't glowing praise. So, when the Rockets finished off the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals -- a series after Houston dismissed Dallas in five -- Cuban took to Twitter to eat some figurative crow:

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey appreciated the message.

Morey isn't wrong; the Golden State Warriors will be heavily favored in the next round.

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Richard Jefferson, a 34-year-old forward for the Dallas Mavericks, looked like 2002-era R.J. on this amazing dunk over the Charlotte Hornets' (much younger) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Sunday. The only problem? It was called a foul.

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