TAG: Twitter

Latest News, Twitter / Sep 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Larry Bird Calls Paul George’s Ray Rice Tweets “Thoughtless”

Larry Bird, Paul George, 2013-14 Pacers

This morning’s bizarre barrage of tweets by Paul George bemoaning the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice for punching his then-fiancé has been met with some understated outrage — primarily because George apologized and removed the tweets. Still, Pacers president of basketball ops, Larry Bird, felt the need to address them in a statement released by the team. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Sep 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

Paul George Says NFL Should Let Ray Rice Play; Later Apologizes To Women

Paul George

Another day another NBA player is talking about Ray Rice on Twitter and coming off poorly. After Joel Embiid‘s terrible attempt at levity in the Rice fiasco, Paul George spent time defending Ray Rice this morning on Twitter before deleting the offending tweets and apologizing to women everywhere. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Joel Embiid Tweets Boneheaded Ray Rice Joke

Joel Embiid

Unfortunately, we have to write about the Ray Rice fiasco that’s currently dominating water cooler conversations around the country while increasingly turning off fans to the horrific job NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has done in the wake of Rice’s brutal punch of then-fiancé Janay Rice (neé Palmer). That’s because 20-year-old Sixers rookie Joel Embiid tweeted an insensitive joke about the situation. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 9, 2014 / 2:45 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Has A History Of Answering A Question With A Question

DeMarcus Cousins

Yesterday, we told you about how DeMarcus Cousins gave a perfect response to a reporter who asked him about European geography. It turns out, Boogie has a long history of answering questions with a question. Let us explain. Read More »

Twitter, Video Games / Sep 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Joel Embiid Sends Twitter Direct Message To Try And Improve His NBA 2K15 Rating

Joel Embiid

Incoming Sixers rookie Joel Embiid has become something of a darling on Twitter, courting celebrity crushes AND NBA free agents while providing impromptu news fodder to those of us who can get a little stir crazy in the offseason. But now he’s using Twitter for an entirely different reason: improving the skills of his NBA 2K15 avatar. Read More »

Twitter / Aug 28, 2014 / 3:15 pm

The Best #NBACartoons By Teams On Twitter

Jonas Jerebko

The NBA offseason can be a lonely time for basketball fans. Your favorite NBA writers are taking a vacation (well, some are), and players are at the gym working out, playing in the FIBA World Cup, going on promotional tours in exotic locales, or simply chilling at home. That’s why the recent Twitter-inspired hashtag game #NBACartoons caught on so fast the other day when teams combined their players and mascots with popular animated shows and movies. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 11, 2014 / 12:00 pm

ESPN Removes Anonymous GM Quote About LeBron & Cavs After Complaints

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson

We relayed Chris Broussard’s story for ESPN about LeBron James‘ still-irate attitude towards Cavs owner Dan Gilbert following Gilbert’s incendiary letter calling James a “coward” in 2010, earlier today. Now Chris Sheridan — the same reporter who broke the LeBron-to-Cleveland story that just came to fruition, complained Broussard had broken journalistic ethics when ESPN cited an unnamed GM for an opinion quote. ESPN has since removed the quote. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 8, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Pic: Man Shows Off Crazy Nike Swoosh Beard

nike swoosh beard

Despite our advanced age, we’ve got the facial hair of a pre-pubscent teen, so our whiskers would never allow us to actually cultivate our facial hair. Not so for this guy. A man decided to groom the iconic Nike swoosh symbol into his beard when he uploaded a picture of himself holding the new KD VII “USA” colorways. God bless America. Read More »

Twitter / Jun 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

“Band For Bron” Movement Includes Entire Church

Band For Bron

LeBron James is set to become a free agent in a matter of hours. Though all signs point to the world’s best player re-signing with the Miami Heat, many teams are nevertheless preparing pitches to lure him their way. If participants of the “Band For Bron” movement have anything to say about it, though, James will be spending the next few seasons in South Florida. Read More »

NBA Draft, Smack, Twitter / Jun 26, 2014 / 10:15 am

Joel Embiid Tweets: “I’m A Laker” Before Deleting

Joel Embiid

The mystery of where injured Kansas center Joel Embiid goes in tonight’s draft just got murkier after a bizarre tweet he’s now since blamed on a friend messing with his phone. If you believe him, it’s nothing, but he did write: “I’m a Laker” before deleting the tweet. Read More »