NBA Twitter can be a cold and dark place.
There are death threats thrown at players like Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook and his family. There are frequent criticisms of misogyny for WNBA. And there’s a daily smash of LeBron James and other stars Who is a professional hater who skips Bayliss.
It is in this world of sin that I present to you a ray of light: NBA movie tweets.
Launched this month, the Twitter account has already crossed 22,000 followers, dropping likes and tweets with an entertaining, but surprisingly simple concept: searching through Twitter archives to view the catalog of NBA players’ tweets about movies. Reposted tweets include players’ comments on the movies, including positive reviews, fists, and celebrity crushes. Sometimes there’s such a deep insight into cinema (look at you, six-man NBA three-time Jamal Crawford).
you may know Los Angeles Clippers Big fan and Hollywood icon Billy Crystal in the account profile picture. He wears an NBA referee uniform as part of his role in the ’90s rom-com “Forget Paris”.
Like Crystal, the account is a fun and often humorous addition to the Twitterverse. It’s also one of the few times it’s been revealed that celebrity posts on social media have produced something positive and harmless. For movie fans and those interested in the NBA like myself, this is a great infographic of my affinity for passion. The content should spark some interest for Blazers fans as well. Besides Crawford, the account features tweets from many Blazers past and present (13, according to my count), including some of Rip City’s greatest personalities like Evan TurnerAnd the Robin LopezAnd the Zach Collins And the Hassan Whiteside.
The group is led by current franchise star Lillard, who responded in 2014 BYU An open invitation from legend Jimmer Freddett to classify Adam Sandler’s films.
While I don’t argue with the lead and love shouting at Billy Madison, I’m surprised to see Lillard give Anger Management so much love. I’ll probably replace it on my list with “The Wedding Singer” or, if we want to get a little more complicated, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2002 movie “Punch-Drunk Love.”
In a heavy nostalgia post dating back to December 20, 2009, formerly Blazer Seth Curry and Golden State Warriors Star Stephen Curry saw James Cameron’s “Avatar” (presumably on a fraternity outing). Seth and Steve (they were both 19 and 21 at the time) were on the hype train like the rest of the country.
Another highlight of Rip City is ex-Blazers striker Al Farouk Aminu, who canceled Negative review of “Pulp Fiction” And current Blazers striker Justise Winslow dives into Thor 2. He criticizes the Marvel Cinematic Universe with enough contempt to make Martin Scorsese proud.
Elsewhere on the account, teen Dejounte Murray had an awkward obsession with cuddling, former NBA All-Star Sean Marion had an awkward obsession with the 2011 Hall Pass and Dallas Mavericks Ranger Spencer Dinwiddy is about to incriminate himself.
As you can see, the content on NBA Film’s tweets covers a wide range of clips – the good, the bad, the ugly….and the absurd. If the idea includes movies and a player tweets it, no matter how small, there is a good chance it will be highlighted. The account goes back to a simpler time social media didn’t feel so mad, when status updates were mainly used for brief one-day updates and random thoughts.
Plus – we hope without getting too deep into this ridiculous account – the NBA Film Tweets help remind fans that NBA players are people just like the rest of us. They tune into the same Netflix shows and also share confusions during their early teen days (this case is more for millennials and Generation Z crowds). The account removes some of that ambiguity and buffer. Basically, it’s fun.
Dinwiddie was researching movie piracy only five years ago. James Harden finds ‘Bridesmaids’ hilarious. And in 2011, Chris Paul really wanted to find a Nick Cannon movie on DVD.
I didn’t need to know any of this information, but I’m glad I did. That, my friends, is the beauty of NBA Film Tweets.
go and give them to follow.