Did Jarrett Jack subtweet Jeremy Lin's contract? He says no

ByAdam Reisinger ESPN logo
Friday, July 1, 2016

The Brooklyn Nets waived Jarrett Jackon 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.

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.

So is this a case of throwing shade or just poor timing? The world may never know.