Photo makes mockery of NBA player's $100 million mistake

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Dennis Schroder (pictured) posing for a photo in front of his cars.
Dennis Schroder (pictured) posted this photo to Instagram to hit back at critics after many mocked him for 'fumbling' a $100 million deal. (Image: Instagram)

NBA star Dennis Schroder has taken a cheeky dig at those mocking him after appearing to make a $100m mistake in the transfer market.

Last week, Schroder announced he had joined the Boston Celtics on a one-year deal worth AUD$8 million.

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While the sum appears huge, Schroder may have cost himself nearly $100 million after over evaluating himself.

According to Marc Stein, then of the New York Times, Schroder knocked back a contract extension offer from the Los Angeles Lakers last season that would have paid him roughly $80 million over four years.

Instead, he put himself on the open market and hoped to land a deal of around $100 million.

But, by the time Schroder realised he wasn't going to get a better deal, the Lakers signed Russell Westbrook and closed the door.

Since the debacle, Schroder signed for the Celtics for a deal worth considerably less.

He has also found himself at the centre of plenty of jokes, considering many feel like he 'fumbled' $100 million away.

Dennis Schroder hits back at critics

But in a cheeky dig at those mocking him, Schroder posted a photo of himself on Instagram.

In the photo, Schroder is crouched over, holding his head in his hands in front of two luxury cars and some high-end brands.

"I’m gonna do this ONE time! Insert your best “fumbled the bag” joke here," he wrote.

"It’s my birthday, so let’s get this over with and get back to business!"

Clearly, Schroder isn't too concerned about losing millions of dollars and is ready to get back to what he does best.

Since then, Schroder has asked fans to pick his number at the Celtics.

Schroder is using an app to allow fans to pick his number, since his favoured No.17 is retired in Boston.

The German will be joining a talented roster of Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown and will most be the third option.

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