Spencer Dinwiddie trolls Rockets on Twitter for Russell Westbrook birthday post

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 08: Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 08: Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie used his Twitter fingers to perfection yet again.

The NBA has taken the national spotlight this week smack in the middle of their truncated offseason, as dozens of reports have shed a damning light on the Houston Rockets organization.

The influx of rumors have detailed friction between players, and how superstar duo Russell Westbrook and James Harden are concerned about the direction of the franchise. While the Harden has since revealed his commitment to Houston, Westbrook has reportedly asked for a trade, which could really set the offseason on fire depending on where he lands.

Players around the league have been taking to social media in waves disclosing their shocked reactions to the bombshell news, but that narrative changed a bit when the Rockets wished Westbrook a happy 32nd birthday on Thursday.

The timing of their post is laugh-out-loud funny, and Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie seemingly wasted no time logging into Twitter to troll the Rockets.

Dinwiddie has quietly established himself as one of the league’s better follows on social media, and this tweet further proves that. Based on his track record, you just knew that he was going to have a priceless reaction.

We understand it was professional of Houston to go out of their way to (awkwardly) shout out Westbrook on his birthday despite the growing uncertainty surrounding his future with the franchise, but it’s still funny because they really didn’t have a choice in the matter.

It was either wish Westbrook a happy birthday and accept getting trolled into oblivion or intentionally bypass doing so and be forced to control a PR nightmare for accentuating the notion that the nine-time All-Star has one foot out the door.

If Nets fans wanted another reason to laugh at the Rockets’ expense, Harden also took the time to reach out to his longtime best friend, who evidently wants nothing to do with playing alongside him anymore, on his big day.

This whole situation is honestly almost as funny as ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins doubling down on asserting that the Nets are a realistic trade destination for Harden.

Leave it to Brooklyn to somehow find themselves in the middle of the Rockets’ turmoil. For the sake of the sanity of their fans, however, let’s hope that it continues to be strictly for laughing purposes and not because the Nets are actually interested in trading for either one of them.