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Rudy Gobert, Isaiah Thomas Get Into Emoji War Over Gordon Hayward

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It isn't really NBA free agency until the emojis come out.

Gordon Hayward is one of the biggest prizes of this year's NBA free agency period. The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat covet the Jazz star, and of course, Utah is hoping to keep him in Salt Lake City.

Hayward is such a hot commodity that a handful of NBA stars engaged in a brief emoji war last night over him.

It started when Jazz big man Rudy Gobert tweeted out some emojis declaring the Heat "trash," the Celtics "poop," and the Jazz champs.

Celtics star and social media instigator Isaiah Thomas responded by taunting the Heat and Jazz over their lack of all-time titles compared to Boston. https://twitter.com/Isaiah_Thomas/status/881357549584252929 Not to be outdone, Miami center Hassan Whiteside fired back, citing Miami's recent title success compared to the Celts and the Jazz.

Now, this wasn't quite the DeAndre Jordan saga of two years ago, but it was still highly entertaining.

The NBA is something else. We'll have to see where Hayward ultimately signs.