TAG: Twitter

Latest News, Twitter / Jan 14, 2014 / 1:49 am

Rajon Rondo Tweets Math Clue He’s Returning Friday

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

The Celtics will be getting their leader back this week, it appears. While various sources have already targeted this Friday, Jan. 17, as the day Rajon Rondo returns to the court, a tweet he sent on Monday night seems to agree with those sources. So Rondo will most likely be in the Celtics white and green when the dreaded Lakers come to visit the Gahhhden. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 12, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Nets Forward Messes With LeBron James On Twitter

Mirza Teletovic, Michael Beasley, LeBron James

Mirza Teletovic, Michael Beasley, LeBron James (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

During Friday night’s double OT Nets victory over the visiting Heat, LeBron James became enraged and pretended to go after Nets forward Mirza Teletovic after he collared LeBron around the neck late in the game. After the game, Teletovic posted a pic of the incident on Twitter with a winking message. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 12, 2014 / 12:45 am

The Best From The LeBron James Twitter Q & A

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Andersen

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Andersen (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

In the early morning hours following Miami’s second straight loss in New York, LeBron James finally landed in Miami. Despite the disappointing road trip to New York City, James was still in pretty good spirits at a little over five a.m. ET. So he decided to do a 15 minute question and answer session on Twitter. We culled some of his best reponses for you after the jump, and some are pretty revealing. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 10, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kevin Durant’s Twitter May Have Actually Been Hacked

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. @KDTrey3)

Last night, Kevin Durant appeared to have uploaded a picture of himself smoking to his Twitter account. The picture isn’t actually that shocking — or even new; he was spotted smoking a hookah back in September, and hookah sheesha is legal, in case you were wondering. But the same photo bizarrely surfaced on KD’s Twitter timeline last night before quickly being taken down. Durant claimed later his phone had been hacked, a popular refrain anytime someone famous gets in hot water on Twitter, but in Durant’s case, we think he’s actually telling the truth. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Jan 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Eric Bledsoe Responds To Irate NBA Gambler on Twitter

Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe

Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Eric Bledsoe was a late scratch before Phoenix played Memphis on Thursday night, and the Suns ended up losing 99-91 despite a terrific game by Bledsoe’s usual backcourt mate, Goran Dragic. Bledsoe was a late scratch because of a knee ailment, and one fan did not take his absence and the Suns’ ensuing loss very well. Read More »

Twitter / Dec 14, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Greg Monroe Believes Roy Hibbert Is Tweeting Too Much Information

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert eating his birthday cake (photo. Instagram/royhibbert55)

During Indiana’s 99-94 win over the Bobcats on Friday night, Roy Hibbert looked even more aggrieved than usually. Normally, Roy’s on-court mean-mugging is a ploy to intimidate opponents, but after the Pacers finished off the visiting Bobcats, Hibbert shared the real problem, and Detroit’s Greg Monroe took exception to Roy’s flinch-worthy revelation. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Dec 3, 2013 / 11:30 am

Hibbert & Aldridge With Jocular Back-And-Forth On Twitter

LaMarcus Aldridge, Roy Hibbert

The Blazers won at home last night against the visiting Pacers who had only lost once this season before falling Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds in the victory, and Roy Hibbert matched his double-double with 16 and 13 of his own. But the two battled off the court, too. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Nov 14, 2013 / 3:20 pm

Clippers’ Matt Barnes Apologizes For His Tweet Like A Mensch

Matt Barnes, Serge Ibaka

Matt Barnes, Serge Ibaka (photo. Instagram/matt_barnes9)

It feels rare when NBA players hold themselves accountable for their actions in such a direct way. While Twitter exposed Matt Barnesvortex of emotions last night following his ejection from the Thunder-Clippers matchup at Staples Center, it also provided a palliative medium for him to apologize and take ownership of his mistake. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Nov 14, 2013 / 2:00 am

Matt Barnes Ejected, Tweets That He’s Done Standing Up For His Clipper Teammates

Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan

Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan (photo. Instagram/matt_barnes9)

Matt Barnes didn’t score any points tonight, both in the basketball game between the Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, or with his teammates. After getting into the usual faux bravado shoving match with Serge Ibaka after Ibaka had become entangled with Blake Griffin, Barnes was ejected. But it was what Barnes did after the ejection that was the big story. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / Nov 7, 2013 / 3:00 pm

How Team Success Intertwines With Roy Hibbert’s DPOY Tweet

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (photo. Instagram/royhibbert55)

There’s a common misconception in sports that individual accomplishment usually falls outside the purview of team triumph. For baseball less so, but for basketball, hockey and certainly football, team success is held up as sacrosanct above singular accolades. That’s why Pacers center Roy Hibbert has gotten a little flack for his tweets following Indiana’s 97-80 dismantling of Central Division rival Chicago last night. Read More »