Nets forward Blake Griffin gets trolled by Pistons in now-deleted tweet
The Detroit Pistons social media team took a shot at Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin on Twitter last Monday. The team tweeted a video of guard Tyler Cook’s dunk with the caption: “When you don’t wait over a year to dunk a basketball.”
The corresponding tweet has been deleted since.
The Pistons Twitter account chose violence against Blake Griffin huh? pic.twitter.com/FC3W88GTzs
— ✖️isaiah.✖️ (@FourWitTheFive) April 20, 2021
But of course, the Internet does not miss, especially NBA twitter. User @FourwitTheFive managed to screenshot the deleted tweet and posted it on his own feed. So much for the Pistons thinking they could get away with this not-so-subtle shot at the current Nets big man.
In the Pistons’ defense, Blake Griffin really did not dunk during his two seasons with his former team. In fact, Griffin only played a total of 38 games for them, so it makes sense why Detroit could be a little bitter. It also doesn’t help that Griffin has had several dunks this season with the Nets despite many fans and even analysts thinking he could no longer throw down the basketball.
The Pistons are rebuilding their team this season. They agreed to let Griffin go last March, which led to the Nets signing him in the buyout market. The forward is averaging 10.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this campaign.
The Nets’ frontcourt has been a clear weakness, so it’s going to be interesting to see how Griffin steps up for the team–especially come playoff time.
As for the Pistons, aside from sending out passive-aggressive tweets, it has been a delight to watch the growth of Jerami Grant, Saddiq Bey and recent fantasy basketball favorite Isaiah Stewart.