Paul Pierce Is Getting Old, Doesn’t Understand Emojis

Rocket man, tweetin' out emoji pics alone.

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

If you’re wondering why your Twitter feed is awash with NBA stars tweeting singular, transportation-themed emojis, don’t feel too out-of-the-loop: Paul Pierce is still wondering what emojis are.

The Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers are locked in a heated race to woo big man Deandre Jordan before midnight, when his moratorium expires and he is eligible to be snatched up in free agency. The Mavs’ Chandler Parsons tweeted a plane emoji, hinting he was en route to Jordan’s home in Houston.

Not to be outdone, J.J. Reddick, Jordan’s teammate on the Clippers, tweeted a car.

Chris Paul, meanwhile, tweeted a banana boat, after he, Dwayne Wade, and LeBron James were spotted riding one.

Paul Pierce, the newest member of the Clippers, wanted in on the fun. But instead of a rocket emoji, Pierce tweeted a glorious, pixelated picture of an emoji.

Please come back, Truth.

[h/t Pete Blackburn]