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Portland Trail Blazers first tweet ever is just depressing

Mar 20, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

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If you haven’t noticed on twitter today because you were watching Dayton screw up your bracket, the company put up a new feature where you can check out the first tweet from any account. For example, mine was a reply to the wise Eric Freeman of Ball Don’t Lie and other assorted spots on the Web, replying to him about how I love getting to use this NBA on NBC avitar.

It was way better than the first tweet of the Portland Trail Blazers account (as first noted by Dan Devine at the aforementioned Ball Don’t Lie).

Ouch.

(If you’re about to look it up, that was when they drafted Greg Oden in front of Kevin Durant. By the way, any GM that says today they would have taken Durant first is lying or remembering history wrong, everyone was talking up Oden. Everyone.)

Most of the other first tweets from NBA teams are banal. The Clippers just announce a game. A few teams like the Hawks just said they were trying it out. The Heat went with a lame catchphrase. And the Lakers would like you to know it is actually them, for reals.

  1. asimonetti88 - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Is it really the Lakers? For reals?

  2. 00maltliquor - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    I don’t think EVERYBODY had Oden over Durant. I had Durant. Then again I also had Beasley over Rose the next year…….
    Can’t win ‘em all LOL!

  3. paleihe - Mar 20, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    It’s all a crap-shoot.

    Nobody knows how someone will turn out. You can measure points, rebounds and stuff like that, but you can’t measure heart. Some players want it more than others, and you won’t know who they are until you dress em up and put them on the court.

    I’m not talking about Oden, just in general.

  4. rexgrossman8 - Mar 20, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    (If you’re about to look it up, that was when they drafted Greg Oden in front of Kevin Durant. By the way, any GM that says today they would have taken Durant first is lying or remembering history wrong, everyone was talking up Oden. Everyone.)

    Same can be said about Kwame Brown. He had the most upside (allegedly).

    Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry were the future Twin Towers but raw and Pau Gasol was Pau Gasol. Never viewed as a cornerstone but exceptionally skilled.

  5. daddyghi - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    what about the Trailblazers being excited getting the #2 pick in the 1984 NBA draft?

  6. torontofalcon - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    I loved Durant so much I also had a bad vibe about oden. That being said I thought Thabeet was going to be the next great centre. In conclusion no one is or ever will be right 100% of the time

  7. bronx77 - Mar 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    I had Durant. I also had melo over lebron lol

  8. trevor123698 - Mar 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    lol that was definitely some old person writing that. it sounds weird to read that sentence

  9. blakegblogs - Mar 21, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    At least this draft wasn’t as bad as the one when Kwame Brown was the #1 overall pick

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