Charlotte Hornets center Kai Jones wants to set the record straight: He was not on drugs or intoxicated last week during an Instagram Live post where he appeared to be, um, not well in a rant about trade rumors involving him.
So Jones went on Twitter to explain the situation.
“I was not on drugs or intoxicated I was enjoying my night in my crib y’all bugging💯💕🦋🐐 #GOATLIFE” Jones wrote on Twitter.
I was not on drugs or intoxicated I was enjoying my night in my crib y’all bugging 💯💕🦋🐐 #GOATLIFE
— Kai Jones (@242_jones) September 11, 2023
That is certainly good to know, because the 22-year-old big man’s behavior worried many people. For those who missed it, here’s Jones’ original social media post that caused such a stir.
"If I get that call on my phone, I will have my bye, but I don't think that's gonna happen anytime soon."
Kai Jones appears to be saying on his IG Live that the Hornets will not trade him 🤔pic.twitter.com/7ZBPfYloEf
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 7, 2023
Jones, who went No. 19 overall to the New York Knicks out of Texas in 2021, saw a big bump in playing time last season. He averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12 minutes per game.
NBA fans were somehow both reassured, yet not reassured at all, after Jones’ explanation.
“His PR team took that long to come up with that?” asked David Bermudez on Twitter.
Kai Jones shoots down rumors after wild IG Live: ‘Not on drugs or intoxicated’https://t.co/VZsOIuWGO6
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 11, 2023
You were literally speaking in hieroglyphics 😭
— RJ Barrett Fanatic (@PlayoffBoundNYK) September 11, 2023
His PR team took that long to come up with that?
— David Bermudez (@dwbermudez) September 11, 2023
This might be more troubling tbh.
— REEVO FROM 3 (@TRAPHAGRID) September 11, 2023
i’m also not broke and lonely
— KingCharge (@KingCharge) September 11, 2023
He’s just weird as hell lmao
— AC (@ayecee17) September 11, 2023
if the hornets give up on Kai jones i will gladly (and i mean GLADLY) take him on the nuggets
— 🦈 (@jurkkanen) September 11, 2023