Jarrett Jack tweeted his laughter at something about 20 minutes after Jeremy Lin announced his signing with the Brooklyn Nets on July 1. He later said he was not making light of the former Hornet’s contract.
It would be easy to think that journeyman guard was throwing some shade Lin’s way. He could be bitter considering he came off a decent season with the Nets in which he averaged 12 points, seven assists and four rebounds per game.
Brooklyn decided to go in a different direction and offer the man who sparked Linsanity a three-year, $36 million contract.
The former yellow-jacket recently signed a veteran’s minimum deal with the Atlanta Hawks while rehabbing his ACL after surgery.
The sixth-man offered this on the tweets: “I haven’t reached out to J-Lin, but hopefully he doesn’t think it was (any bitterness on my part). What would even be funny about that? I think J-Lin is damn good.”
So, the question would be what made him tweet out his laughter in July? He says it was about a joke during a training session.
The newest Hawk explained that he was working out with John Lucas III and New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier. Frazier got upset about something and everyone started making fun of him.
Jack tweeted out about the joking around without thinking about how it would look. Now, he finds himself trying to put out the fires from a controversy that he neither intended to nor knew that he started at the time.
It’s a hard spot to find yourself in to be sure. A simple misunderstanding can cause such an uproar in today’s media climate.
The 11-year-guard is still learning more about how to navigate the media landscape after all these years. Now, his attention must turn to getting through his rehabilitation program to be ready for the start of the season.