Oct 22, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT
Tuesday LeBron James turned the spotlight on some of the ugly, hateful tweets he gets. The dark underbelly of the connection to the public that twitter and other social media allow.
Dwight Howard told the Orlando Sentinel LeBron’s experience on twitter is not unique.
“All of us get those kinds of Tweets,” Howard said. “People just feel that they can say whatever they want to say to us, and I don’t respond. People are going to talk when they’re hiding behind a computer or a cell phone. What’s the purpose of letting that affect what we do?”
“We’re the ones who get up every day and work extremely hard for what we accomplish, so a couple Tweets here and there, people telling us how we suck – anything like that – it shouldn’t affect us,” Howard said. “I think for the most part – I know me and Dwyane [Wade] and some other guys – have let it affect us to where we respond back. But there’s no point. That’s what they want us to do. They want us to respond back to them and it makes their day. We just have to be bigger than that.”
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