Tesla founder Elon Musk just fulfilled a major delivery promise.
Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn acknowledged on Twitter on Friday that he received a box of shorts from Musk.
“I want to thank @elonmusk for the shorts. He is a man of his word!” Einhorn said in a tweet Friday morning.
Einhorn was referring to tweet Musk posted earlier this month in which the Tesla founder promised to send Einhorn “short shorts” after the hedgie — who has been crushed by shorting Tesla’s stock — bemoaned his hedge fund’s weak performance and said he was “happy” his Model S lease was ending.
“Tragic. Will send Einhorn a box of short shorts to comfort him through this difficult time,” Musk tweeted, a day after Einhorn revealed his fund was down 18.3 percent for the year.
But even though Musk came through on one delivery promise, it’s not to say the shorts weren’t without problems.
“They did come with some manufacturing defects,” Einhorn noted.
Many of the elastic-waist shorts Einhorn received appeared to be wrinkled but it was not immediately clear that there were any structural defects.
Tesla has been a particularly frustrating stock for short-sellers. The stock is up over 14 percent this year despite a wave of negative news.
It was reported earlier this week that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Tesla in part because of a tweet Musk sent Tuesday claiming he had “funding secured” to take the company private at $420 a share.
Tesla’s reputation has also been hampered its difficulty in meeting production goals and what Einhorn called the “erratic and desperate” behavior of Musk.
Reps for Einhorn and Tesla did not immediately respond to requests to comment.
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