Some time last week, the good folks at Twitter unveiled a feature that allowed users to see their first tweet on the company’s birthday.
Using the tool for enjoyment, I decided to compile the first tweets of the players on the Clippers roster. While some are the typical, run-of-the-mill “welcome to Twitter” tweet, some stick out more than the others. Here they are:
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 5, 2009
Let’s just be happy Chris Paul never pushed the Clippers to trade for Rudy Gay when the Raptors were looking to toss him onto someone else.
SHAQ bounced to cleveland… So why are we tryng to trade Amare? lol and now i heard g hill might be leaving… what’s going on? — Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) July 7, 2009
Fun times in Phoenix eh? This was the beginning of the end of the Seven Seconds or Less Suns. Shaq didn’t matter much (his ambition to “win a ring with the king” failed miserably), but the loss of Amar’e Stoudemire meant the changing of an era. Maybe the front office should’ve informed Dudley before making all of these moves.
out in L.A. for the weekend just had a late birthday celebration for my brother at my agents house. happy bday taylor.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) May 1, 2009
For some odd reason, I thought Taylor Griffin would be a solid NBA player. Usually that reasoning comes from watching film and seeing something impressive that’d stick in the league, but in the few games I’ve seen Taylor play, nothing about his game yelled “NBA player”. He played a total of 8 games in his NBA career.
thanks @hannahsoboroff we will have to see how i do!
— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan) June 16, 2009
Don’t even know what this means. Anyone have a clue?
selam herkese, Gercek hesabimla artik ben de Twitter’dayim ! — Hidayet Türkoğlu (@hidoturkoglu15) March 11, 2012
Here is your daily reminder that Hedo is Turkish.
Here it is my 1st official tweet!!! — Ryan Hollins (@TheRyanHollins) January 6, 2012
Ryan Hollins first tweet reminds me of his game: enthusiastic, yet severely lacking.
What’s up everybody!I’m new to twitter,so take it easy lol! Thank all my fans for the support,I got this for you guys!
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) September 22, 2011
Think Jamal Crawford knew he’d be the best tweeter on the team when he drew this one up?
Hey Twitter world. Excited about my new twitter. Follow me on Twitter everyday as you experience what’s it like to be DC on n off the court
— Darren Collison (@Darren_Collison) December 7, 2010
Honest moment here: didn’t know C had a Twitter until I began this post. GO FOLLOW HIM.
orlando his hot has hell!!!!! — Glen Davis (@iambigbaby11) May 17, 2010
Big Baby knew the weather for his future team before he knew his future team would be his future team.
Waiting for my account to be verified… — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) February 16, 2010
Apparently Matt Barnes wasn’t really himself until the blue check arrived.
Gametime heels let’s go
— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) November 20, 2009
At the young age of 18, Bullock was fresh on the college scene. He didn’t appear in this game against Ohio State, but UNC squeaked out a close victory over Evan Turner and company.
— Willie Green (@DetroitWillie34) February 10, 2013
How nice of Willie Green to alert CP3 immediately when he got his Twitter. Friendship <3.
getting ready to play the wizards
— Danny Granger (@dgranger33) February 8, 2009
Like Bullock, Granger was preparing for a game, except he played. With 29 points on 9-of-15 shooting (4-7 from 3) and the go-ahead jumper with 15 seconds left in the game, Danny Granger showed why many praised his game pre-injury. Unfortunately for Granger and the Pacers, Caron Butler hit a mid-range jumper with .9 seconds left to lift the Wizards over the Pacers.