DeAndre Jordan was born July 21, 1988.
Coming out of Christian Life Center Academy in a Houston suburb, Jordan was ranked as the second best center in the country.
Jordan decided to attend Texas A&M and was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team his freshman year. Rather than staying another year at A&M, Jordan declared for the 2008 NBA draft and was selected 35th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan spent his first years in the league as a reserve for the Clippers, playing limited minutes until the 2010-11 season where he started 66 games and averaged 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
That summer, Jordan hit the market as a restricted free agent and signed an offer sheet with the Golden State Warriors, which the Clippers matched.
Jordan's career took off in the 2013-14 season with averages of 10.4 points and 2.5 blocks, and a league-leading 13.6 rebounds and .676 shooting percentage.
Jordan led the league in both and field goal percentage again in 2014-15, and earned All-NBA third team and All-Defensive first team honors.
This summer, Jordan single-handedly caused one of the largest free agency controversies in recent history, inadvertently starting emoji wars on Twitter and having the Clippers barricade his Houston home. He ended up re-signing with the Clippers after verbally committing to a four-year $80 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.