Nets point guard Jeremy Lin


Jeremy Lin To Jalen Rose: You're Wrong About Nets Not Staying In Touch In Offseason

May 30, 2018 - 10:21 am


Jalen Rose received a reminder Tuesday of what can happen when one assumes.

The ESPN analyst was discussing how professional players don't have fun unless they're winning, and he used the Brooklyn Nets as an example. The ESPN show "Get Up" that he co-hosts with Mike Greenberg and Michelle Beadle is broadcast from a Brooklyn studio.

"I promise you the Nets -- they play right here in Brooklyn -- those players are not exchanging texts with each other this offseason," Rose said.

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Later in the day, Nets point guard Jeremy Lin called out Rose for being wrong, writing: "Hmm Jalen much respect to you but no idea where this came from lol. I just had the whole team over for a fat bbq last week."

Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson followed that up by posting on Twitter: "As a brotherhood we enjoy every aspect of this growth process."

And the barbecue doesn't appear to be the only time the Nets have bonded this offseason. Earlier this month, forward DeMarre Carroll tweeted a photo showing 12 players together in Los Angeles. 

The Nets are two years into a complete rebuild under general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson. They went 28-54 this past season, an eight-win improvement from the previous year.