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  1. NBA players react on twitter to James Harden trade

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:41 AM EDT

    U.S. Olympic basketball player Harden watches during a training session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester

    When James Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets Saturday night, just like you NBA players had their reactions. Just like you they took to twitter. Here are some of their reactions, starting with Kevin Durant. Who is a company man and isn’t going to go and rip management, but didn’t really praise the move.…

  2. Sixers CEO uses Twitter to ask fans who team should keep

    Apr 18, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

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    The 76ers have some tough offseason decisions to make – do you re-sign Spencer Hawes? Do you see what the market will offer for Andre Iguodala (again)? Elton Brand is entering the last year of his deal, can you move him? Every day, Sixers fans are playing GM on Twitter anyway, so Sixers CEO Adam…

  3. Twitter’s iconic bird logo is named “Larry” after you know who

    Feb 29, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

    twitterbird

    Twitter has become a big part of the NBA culture — in the macro scale it allows players to communicate directly with fans and break down barriers, it allows them to shape their brand in a new way. On a micro level, it allows them to tweet some incredibly stupid things. And pictures we didn’t…

  4. Kendrick Perkins says he deleted his twitter because of “too much negativity”

    Feb 9, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin Kendrick Perkins

    Kendrick Perkins has gained some national attention recently thanks to his strong words about LeBron James’ twitter reaction to Blake Griffin’s play-of-the-year dunk on Perkins, and his feelings towards “elite” NBA players on twitter in general. Perkins deletehavd his twitter shortly before he made his statements, and recently there have been some insinuations that Perkins…

  5. LeBron has no appologies for Perkins, tweeting about dunk

    Feb 9, 2012, 8:09 AM EDT

    Sweat rolls down the face of Miami Heat's James during a break in play against Milwaukee Bucks in their NBA game in Milwaukee

    Kendrick Perkins didn’t like LeBron James tweeting about how Blake Griffin dunked all over Perk. Not in the least. Perkins said that you don’t see Kobe Bryant tweeting, or Jordan, or guys that play the game “for the right reasons” who want to win not get hung up on one play. In response, our man…

  6. NBA takes to Twitter to… well, we’re not sure why

    Nov 13, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

    twitter-whale

    The NBA announced on Sunday night they would take questions from people on Twitter and David Stern and Adam Silver would answer them. What followed was a series of refutations from players and repetition of talking points they’ve been spewing for months. It was neither productive, insightful, nor revealing. It did not harness the power…

  7. Other owners pushed for big fine on Heat’s Arison

    Nov 1, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    Miami Heat owner Micky Arison arrives for the NBA labor negotiations in New York

    Heat owner Micky Arison is going to be writing a big check to the NBA — $500,000 to be exact. And he can thank some of his fellow NBA owners for that. On Halloween Arison got a trick from the league when David Stern smacked him with a heavy fine for a little twitter rant on…

  8. Report: League fines Heat owner $500,000 for tweets

    Oct 31, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    You knew the second you read the tweets from Heat owner Micky Arison Friday that was he going to be forking over a healthy check to the league soon. Those tweets included his response to one fan who accused Arison of being one of the greedy owners ruining the NBA. “Honestly u r barking at…

  9. Heat owner speaks his mind on twitter, then thinks better of it

    Oct 29, 2011, 9:01 AM EDT

    Miami Heat owner Micky Arison arrives for the NBA labor negotiations in New York

    We’ve known for a while that Miami Heat owner Micky Arison is a dove — he wants his team to start playing basketball again, he’d pretty much take the players deal on the table right now and roll with the season. As fans who want to see basketball, he’s our guy. Start the games. But…

  10. LeBron wants Cleveland fans to know he misses them

    Oct 17, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    I’ll take “things that will not go over well” for $200, Alex… Cleveland fans will never forgive LeBron James. They see his move to Miami as a betrayal and abandonment, his public announcement of it the ultimate insult. LeBron isn’t looking for their for forgivenss, but he tweeted (when anwering fans questions) that he misses…

  11. NBA player reactions to lockout all over twitter

    Oct 11, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

    twitter-whale

    Through the lockout, the NBA owners have been a monolith — all news from their side comes from David Stern or Adam Silver only. No owners or executives speak on the issue. The players, however, have a lot of voices. And many of those voices get expressed on twitter. Moments after Stern announced the cancellation…

  12. NBA players launch “let us play” twitter campaign

    Oct 10, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

    NBA basketball

    Sunday night at the Drew League vs. Goodman League, the NBA players were on script — they said they just wanted to play. To a man. It was like a mantra repeated in both locker rooms. Monday, they took the campaign to twitter. NBA players starting with union president Derek Fisher and on through LeBron…

  13. Tweet this: Suns to have sideline social media reporter

    Sep 26, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

    twitter-whale

    Twitter is a fun place to hang on NBA game nights — you can get game updates, some game analysis, some clever jokes, some mocking of bad shots, some terrible jokes and a nice enhancement to your NBA experience. And since you have your smartphone out while watching the game anyway — admit it, you…

  14. Roger Mason admits what we all knew, his twitter wasn’t hacked

    Sep 14, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Dallas Mavericks

    Well Roger Mason, how u? Last week, Roger Mason Jr. — players union vice president, recent Knick and current free agent — tweeted something that created a firestorm. “Looking like a season. How u.” That quote fed the optimism growing around the NBA’s labor talks last week (optimism that got crushed on  Tuesday). But within…

  15. Fisher denies texting players about staying in shape for season

    Sep 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    Essentially, NBA players union president Derek Fisher went on twitter today to deny telling players they should get in shape for the upcoming season while saying they should be doing exactly that. That’s some lockout logic. We told you about reports Derek Fisher texted NBA players telling them to be in case training camps open…

  16. Gilbert Arenas shuts down is AgentZero twitter feed

    Aug 31, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Most NBA players twitter accounts — and there are hundreds now — are just plain dull. Details of where they are working out, where they are playing, some inside jokes of friends and retweets of people who ask for it because it’s their birthday. Not Gilbert Arenas’ agentzeroshow twitter feed. It was entertaining, funny, controversial,…

  17. Gilbert Arenas, comedian Joe Mande in Twitter fight

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Earlier today, comedian Joe Mande made a Tumblr post (which was also posted on The Basketball Jones) that pogether a compilation of all of the pictures Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has used as his Twitter profile picture, (warning: the pictures contain adult sentiments and content and are likely NSFW) and called Arenas a “lunatic.” Arenas…

  18. LeBron James has Tim Tebow’s back (at least on twitter)

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Tim Tebow is in the middle of a media storm with ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge just pretty much shredding him. But not to worry, LeBron James has his back. At least on twitter. Wednesday night LeBron tweeted: Tim Tebow will succeed in the NFL. He’s a hard worker, a student of the game, a…

  19. Quote of the Day: Martell Webster talks sharks, orgies

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    Webster_Martell

    “So, I just found out that sharks have orgies after eating whale blubber. Thats very disturbing. Well I’m having whale blubber tonite.” —Timberwolves shooting guard Martell Webster, who apparently has been watching a lot of Shark Week, via twitter. (Hat tip to I am a GM)

  20. Gilbert Arenas makes the lockout simple for everyone

    Jul 1, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    In case you are not sure exactly why the NBA is locking out, you should read our Q&A explanation… which is the best we can do. Gilbert Arenas probably did it better on twitter (@agentzeroshow). SBN collected his 140 characters into paragraphs for us, and he gets it (from a players perspective). For the people…

  21. League fines Gilbert Arenas for twitter comments

    Jun 8, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Arenas_beardshot

    Gilbert Arenas returned to twitter just in recent weeks  — @agentzeroshow — and already the league has fined him. The league would not specify which tweets from Arenas got the fine or how much it was for, according to the Orlando Sentinel. It could be any number of jokes to or about women (although frankly, there are…

  22. Battier spent part of Friday stuck in an elevator. Tweeting.

    May 6, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    We can apparently knock claustrophobia off the list of things that bother Shane Battier. He was stuck in an elevator in his Memphis apartment building for nearly half an hour Friday afternoon, waiting for the Fire Department to get him out. He was leaving trying to get to practice, according to the Associated Press. So,…

  23. Man arrested for attacking Dominique Wilkins tweets about it

    Mar 31, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary

    Rashan S. Michel handled his business poorly. He attacked Hawks legend and broadcaster Dominique Wilkins in Philips Arena after the game and, based on Michel’s mug shot, Wilkins got the best of it. Michel, a former NBA referee who now has a custom clothing business, has said Wilkins owed him money for some suits and…

  24. Frivolous lawsuit file: referee sues Wolves beat writer over tweet

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Scott Skiles, Bill Spooner

    UPDATE  5:33 pm: The NBA has addressed the issue, through the comments of spokesman Tim Frank (via SB Nation): “We investigated the content of the tweet when it appeared, found it to be without substance, and informed Mr. Spooner that we considered the matter closed. We subsequently advised Mr. Spooner’s lawyer that we did not…

  25. LeBron James tweets he’s “at WAR besides my Soldiers”

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    The worst enemy to LeBron James’ image is LeBron James. James sent out this tweet today and probably thought nothing of it: 20+ games left in phase 2. I’m ReFOCUSED! No prisoners, I have no friends when at WAR besides my Soldiers. But the condemnation on twitter was fast and furious — athletes using military…

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