The Brooklyn Nets waived Jarrett Jack on Thursday, cutting what they owed the point guard in salary from $6.3 million to $500,000. One day later, the Nets agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with point guard Jeremy Lin, who marked the occasion with a tweet.
Jack, perhaps in response to the news, tweeted about 20 minutes after Lin, though his reaction was slightly less straightforward.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) July 1, 2016
To be fair, we don't know for sure that Jack's tweet was about Lin getting $12 million per year -- nearly double what Jack has made for a season during his 11-year career. He could have been catching up on "Veep" on his DVR. Or maybe he was in a hot sculpting class and his instructor made a funny joke. But based on the 3,000-plus retweets on Jack's tweet, it's safe to say the Twitter audience thought it was about Lin's contract.
Eventually Jack returned to Twitter to clarify the situation.
There are more things that make me laugh more than basketball please don't feed into the dumb stuff— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) July 1, 2016
Guess the timing wasn't the best but oh well— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) July 1, 2016
So is this a case of throwing shade or just poor timing? The world may never know.